[icecast] Icecast2 Win32: any way to minimize on start or run as a service?

Ethan Kiczek ekiczek at wcfia.harvard.edu
Fri Feb 6 20:13:44 PST 2004



This worked, except I had to find the Windows 2000 Resource Kit versions 
of INSTSRV.EXE and SRVANY.EXE. They can be found, along with an article 
about creating your own services, at:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=197

I tried the WinNT versions of INSTSRV and SRVANY which you referenced, 
but I received errors. Once I downloaded the Win2000 versions, it worked 
like a charm. Important notes:

- You need to Add a Value for AppDirectory in the Parameters Key so that 
it knows to find the icecast.xml config file in the Icecast2 Win32 
directory.
- In the Icecast service properties, under the Log On tab, make sure the 
"Interact with Desktop" check box is checked.

This is so cool. Thanks everyone for your help!

Ethan

Devin Campbell wrote:

>You could always run this as a service using Microsoft's tools from the NT
>3.5 Resource Kit.  The two tools you need are srvany.exe and instsrv.exe.
>I've used this many times on Win2k with no problems.  You can download the
>resource kit from Microsoft here:
>ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reskit/nt35/i386/i386.exe
>
>And there is an article about how to set it up here:
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:
>80/support/kb/articles/q137/8/90.asp&NoWebContent=1
>
>I'd be curious to know if that works out.  I think if you change the setting
>to allow the service to interact with the desktop, you'll get to see the
>window when you log in.  But, it's been a while since I've used this method
>and I can't remember for certain.
>
>Devin
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org]On Behalf Of
>Ethan Kiczek
>Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 12:33 PM
>To: icecast at xiph.org
>Subject: Re: [icecast] Icecast2 Win32: any way to minimize on start orrunas
>a service?
>
>
>That works great. It would be nice, however, to have it run as a service
>(like IIS or Apache), since in order for this to run, you have to log in.
>
>Thanks for your help,
>
>Ethan
>
>Thomas B. Ruecker, DM8TBR wrote:
>
>startup folder it will start.  The only problem is that it won't start
>minimized...
>
>IIRC you can set the properties of this shortcut to "start minimized". Or
>does your executable override this?
>
>regards
>
>Thomas
>
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