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Run as Service is described as '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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Run 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 Run as Service are Always Up, WinSW, Launcher Service and Winserv.

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  • Windows

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  1. NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager icon

    NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceNSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

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

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  2. Always Up icon

    Always Up

    • Windows

    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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    WinSW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    winsw - A wrapper executable that can be used to host any executable as an Windows service, in a liberal license

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  4. Launcher Service

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Launcher Service lets you run any program as a Windows Service.

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  5. Winserv

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  6. Shawl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceShawl either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    FireDaemon

    • Windows

    FireDaemon runs any application program executable or script as a Windows service when your computer starts up restarting it the application crashes or fails.

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    Turbo Service Manager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    TSM is a very small tool to configure your services.

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    Application as Service

    • Windows

    Application as Service is an 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.

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    Daemon Master

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Daemon Master is a software which makes it possible to create and manage a Windows-service from any program. (Alpha)

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Daemon Master, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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