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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: CONTRIBUTION : Monitoring Services on WIN32
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2001 18:10:25 GMT
From: "Mladen Turk" <>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 12:40 PM

> From: William A. Rowe, Jr. []
> To: Mladen Turk;
> >
> > From: "Mladen Turk" <>
> > Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 9:16 AM
> > > TODO:
> > > *Is there a need to add the option to install the service ? I was thinking
> > > something like dialog with fields for service name, apache.exe path and
> > > optionaly httpd.conf and server root directory.
> >
> > That's a thought, but it would 1. add weight to what should stay a very tiny
> > piece of code, and 2. anyone introducing a service would need to grok creating
> > their second httpd.server2.conf file, or intermixing two servers in the same
> > conf file (tricky.)
> Yes it would add additional 15K code, but on the other hand if you have
> uninstall, it makes sense to have the install option too( just to be user friendly :).
> I hate to type those long command line sausages :). Hate that.

I'd argue this would be in the relm of a gui configurator.  I'd like to see both
install and uninstall dropped from the 'simple' taskbar app.  To easy to for the
'operator' to accedentally undo the work of the 'administrator'.  Let's leave
both out, and let the user (who _knows_ what they are doing) fiddle the command
line or trust their gui tool (which would help new users to understand all the
implications, or just solve the implications for them.)

> > > *Get PID on WINNT 4.0
> >
> > Hmmm.  Need to think about that.  Do we (ever) need to get the PID on winNT,
> > since we have the SCM?  Or is this just for information purposes?
> I use pid as a service status flag, and it's also an info. NT4.0 doesn't
> have a QueryServiceStatusEx, so each running service pid is set to 1 (not
> very cool :)

I think we should be using the real service status for NT, except as extra info.
And I think the 'pids by numbers' bit just confuses users.  But I'll take a closer
look a little later.


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