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Startup options (params) for services

By D. Skinner ·
I have several services running on Windows XP that require a long string of startup parameters. When I place this string in the proper field of the "Service Properties" dialog box, and then start the service, it works fine. The string is then grayed out in the field. Once I close the dialog and reopen it the string is gone.

Can anyone tell me if the string is stored in the registry and how one might view/edit it, if it is in the registry?

Thanks in advance! This is a pretty hot item for us.

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by D. Skinner In reply to Startup options (params) ...

Point value changed by question poster. I really need some help here with this one and soon!!!!!

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by curlergirl In reply to Startup options (params) ...

These parameters would have to be stored in the registry entry for the service, which would be in HKLM/System/Current Control Set/Services in a folder with that service name. You would have to know how to enter the correct keys and types of values (i.e., DWORD, string, etc.) to be passed to the .exe that runs the service and what the settings should be. Hope this helps!

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by curlergirl In reply to Startup options (params) ...

P.S. To clarify, you may need to contact the company that wrote the program that is running as a service to find out how to put these entries into the registry.

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by STURNER In reply to Startup options (params) ...

You can also try firedaemon. It is a prgram that installs as a service that lets you run programs as a service when they are not designed to do as such. It will also let you configure start up paramaters to fix your issue.

It is free for one service and is very inexpensive for unlimited.

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