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    Application as Service Alternatives

    Application as Service is described as 'advanced system tool which lets you run any application as Windows Service. You can easily configure Application as Service using its intuitive GUI interface or command line configurator directly from your software' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to Application as Service for Windows. The best alternative is NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Application as Service are WinSW (Free, Open Source), Shawl (Free, Open Source), Always Up (Paid) and FireDaemon (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 22, 2022
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    Application as Service is an advanced system tool which lets you run any application as Windows Service. You can easily...
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    1. nssm is a service helper which doesn't suck. srvany and other service helper programs suck because they don't handle failure of the application running as a service. If you use such a program you may see a service listed as started when in fact the application has died.

      Discontinued

      Last release is from 2014, and last pre-release is from 2017, but it can still be downloaded from the official website.

      NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager vs Application as Service opinions
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      It ran an app as a service that some other programs could not without any extra configuration, has a simple nice GUI, does not need to be installed. Was the thing I was looking for!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      WinSW is an executable binary, which can be used to wrap and manage a custom process as a Windows service.
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    2. Shawl is a wrapper for running arbitrary programs as Windows services, written in Rust. It handles the Windows service API for you so that your program only needs to respond to ctrl-C/SIGINT.
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      AlwaysUp is the true set-it-and-forget-it way to run your mission-critical Windows application 24/7, unattended, starting it at boot and monitoring it to ensure that it is always running, even if it crashes, hangs, or fails.
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      FireDaemon runs any application program executable or script as a Windows service when your computer starts up restarting it the application crashes or fails.


    3. Launcher Service lets you run any program as a Windows Service.
    4. Daemon Master is a software which makes it possible to create and manage a Windows-service from any program. (Alpha)
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      Winserv is an utility that can create an NT service that runs any application. When the application exits, the service becomes stopped. It is also able to manage local and remote NT services that were not created by winserv.
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      This tool requires that .NET Framework 2.0 be already installed on your computer. If you do not have .NET Framework 2.0 this tool will display a message and not run. You probably already have the .NET Framework 2.
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