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From "Jay D. McHugh" <>
Subject Re: service?
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2006 21:19:37 GMT
Clough, Ray C PWR wrote:
> You're right on all accounts:  Windows Service, user-name starting the
> service, etc.  I'm not using mapped drives, but rather Samba-enabled
> paths to Linux-system resident files.  
> I'm wondering if the v1.1 will have an installer app, and the ability to
> run as a service without the 3rd party service wrapper.  Given
> Geronimo's extensive use of 3rd party components, even if it can run as
> a service "out-of-the-box", it will probably use that same wrapper.
> Probably that won't work either, but it is the best hope I've been able
> to come up with on my own.
> Thanks,
> - Ray Clough
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay D. McHugh [] 
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 1:58 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: service?
> Clough, Ray C PWR wrote:
>> Is v1.1 going to be installable as a service?
>> I installed v1.0 using the JavaServiceWrapper, as described on the 
>> Geronimo site, and mostly it works fine, but I have one web app which 
>> works with Geronimo started from the command line, but not with 
>> Geronimo started as a service.  The problem is obscure, but in essence
>> the app needs to read some files from the LAN, and the 
>> running-as-a-service version can't find them.
>> I'm hoping that Geronimo running as a service in its own right would 
>> have one less layer of 'stuff' between it and the OS, and so might be 
>> able to find the files.
>> - Ray Clough
> Ray,
> I think the problem you are having is unrelated to Geronimo.  I have
> tried to start other programs as services but have sometimes been unable
> to because drive mappings don't work very well (or maybe at all) when
> creating services.
> You can try adjusting the user that the services is being started up as,
> but if you need something on a mapped drive - I don't think that which
> user you start the service as will make a difference.  (I am assuming
> that you are talking about a Windows service).
> Jay

If you are trying to reach shares on a Linux system, why not run 
Geronimo on Linux?  Then you won't be blocked by any Window's issues?  
You wouldn't even need the Samba shares.


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