System Utilities Tweaking AtYourService

AtYourService 1.01 for Windows

by Vinod Divakar

Avg. Rating 2.8 (4 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.6 MB
License Shareware
Operating System Windows 2000
Date Added
Total Downloads 562
Publisher Vinod Divakar
Homepage AtYourService

Publisher's Description

AtYourService is a wizard-style GUI application to help convert almost any EXE into a Service under NT/2000. No modifications to your existing program are required regardless of the programming language used. The user friendly GUI presents a series of screens and does not require the user to have any programming skills or tools.The simple point-and-click interface is easy to use. The resulting Service fully supports all MS Cluster Service features including failover policy. Very useful to turn programs into cluster-aware applications quickly and correctly. Services can survive log on/off sequence, run in background with no user login.

Latest Reviews

scodan

scodan reviewed v1.01 on Nov 22, 2003

Wow is this file out of date here on FileForum... The current version of AtYourService is at least 3.1.2. Even though it has been 2 years, I'll address the comment below. I don't think it's entirely fair to rate this utility poorly just because some other alternatives may exist. It does its job well, so it should be rated well. (Though I admit that I rate harshly when I think authors severely overcharge for utilities that perform very simple functions, I don't think AtYourService qualifies in that regard.) As far as the criticism leveled goes, how much sense does it make? You're supposed to pay for the Resource Kit. Sure, you can find it and not pay for it, but that's true of AtYourService as well (I wager, though I haven't tried). And let's not overlook usability. Though I'm sure the "I'm t00 k3w1 for GUIs" jokers will balk at the suggestion, it's just easier to use a utility like AtYourService than a handful of stupid CLI apps. In any event, AtYourService works well with everything I throw at it. It has some minor interface issues (such as the fact that it stupidly insists on starting maximized, no matter what you do), but it works well, and it's easy to use.

sphiggo

sphiggo reviewed v1.01 on Nov 23, 2001

Why pay for this when it's available free in the Microsoft Windows NT and 2000 Server resource kits? You can even do a search for these tools and find them on the Net.

All you need is sc.exe and srvany.exe and some instructions on installing and uninstalling services. The Windows 2000 Server resource has a wizard for installing and uninstalling services. It also includes the srvany.exe application, which is what you need for making regular app's work as services.

Avg. Rating 2.8 (4 votes)
Your Rating
scodan

scodan reviewed v1.01 on Nov 22, 2003

Wow is this file out of date here on FileForum... The current version of AtYourService is at least 3.1.2. Even though it has been 2 years, I'll address the comment below. I don't think it's entirely fair to rate this utility poorly just because some other alternatives may exist. It does its job well, so it should be rated well. (Though I admit that I rate harshly when I think authors severely overcharge for utilities that perform very simple functions, I don't think AtYourService qualifies in that regard.) As far as the criticism leveled goes, how much sense does it make? You're supposed to pay for the Resource Kit. Sure, you can find it and not pay for it, but that's true of AtYourService as well (I wager, though I haven't tried). And let's not overlook usability. Though I'm sure the "I'm t00 k3w1 for GUIs" jokers will balk at the suggestion, it's just easier to use a utility like AtYourService than a handful of stupid CLI apps. In any event, AtYourService works well with everything I throw at it. It has some minor interface issues (such as the fact that it stupidly insists on starting maximized, no matter what you do), but it works well, and it's easy to use.

sphiggo

sphiggo reviewed v1.01 on Nov 23, 2001

Why pay for this when it's available free in the Microsoft Windows NT and 2000 Server resource kits? You can even do a search for these tools and find them on the Net.

All you need is sc.exe and srvany.exe and some instructions on installing and uninstalling services. The Windows 2000 Server resource has a wizard for installing and uninstalling services. It also includes the srvany.exe application, which is what you need for making regular app's work as services.

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