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Windows service.

About Windows services.

http://www.coretechnologies.com/WindowsServices/FAQ.html
Windows Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

List services.

List of all running services:

cmd> net start

List of all services:

cmd> sc query

List of specific service:

cmd> sc query NAME

GUI tool:

cmd> services.msc

Start/stop service.

cmd> net start NAME
cmd> sc start NAME

cmd> net stop NAME
cmd> sc stop NAME

cmd> services.msc

Create service.

In order to create service from any executable use srvany.exe from Windows Resource Kits 2003 (take attention to spaces after =):

cmd> sc create NAME binPath= "c:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe" ^
     type= own start= auto error= normal DisplayName= "NAME for services.msc"

Then pass what srvany.exe wrapper to do:

cmd> reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NAME\Parameters" ^
   /v "Application" ^
   /d "\"c:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe\" -cp c:\home\devel\service Main"

Above you see quoting syntax for spaces and quotes. Next start service with:

cmd> sc start NAME

If you make error recheck your settings with:

cmd> reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NAME" /s

Or remove service and make steps again:

cmd> sc delete NAME

Visit GUI services.msc and check with procexp.exe that service actually do job.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=17657
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools download.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3663331/creating-a-service-with-sc-exe-how-to-pass-in-context-parameters
How to pass parameters to sc.exe runnable.
https://support.microsoft.com/KB/137890
How To Create a User-Defined Service (with Srvany.exe).
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc990289.aspx
Sc create help.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251192
How to create a Windows service by using Sc.exe

Delete service.

cmd> sc delete NAME

Service wrapper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_wrapper
Service wrapper
http://nssm.cc/
NSSM - the Non-Sucking Service Manager
http://sourceforge.net/projects/yajsw/
Yet Another Java Service Wrapper
https://github.com/kohsuke/winsw/
A wrapper executable that can be used to host any executable as an Windows service
http://code.google.com/p/simple-service-wrapper/
Simple Windows Service Wrapper