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WinSW Alternatives

WinSW is described as 'winsw - A wrapper executable that can be used to host any executable as an Windows service, in a liberal license' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to WinSW for Windows. The best alternative is NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinSW are Always Up, Run as Service, Shawl and FireDaemon.

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

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  1. NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager icon

    NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    9 alternatives to NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceNSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    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
    8 alternatives to Always Up 

    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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    Always Up is working well, I'm using it to be sure that onedrive is working even the session is closed.

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  3. Run as Service

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to Run as Service 

    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.

     Run as Service has no features, suggest some!
  4. Shawl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    7 alternatives to Shawl 

    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. If you're creating a project that needs to run as a service, simply bundle Shawl...

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

    • Windows
    7 alternatives to FireDaemon 

    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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    Application as Service

    • Windows
    7 alternatives to Application as Service 

    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
    9 alternatives to Daemon Master 

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

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