Description

The win32-service library allows you to control or create MS Windows services.

Installation

gem install win32-service                        # Build from source
gem install win32-service --platform x86-mingw32 # Install binary

Synopsis

require 'win32/service'

# Iterate over the available services
Service.services do |service|
  p service
end

More Documentation

Please see the documentation in the 'doc' directory, or the gem documentation
that was installed when you installed this library as a gem.

Known Issues

Problem:

Service.delete causes "Unable to delete: The specified service has been
marked for deletion."

Troubleshooting:

This can be caused by one of two things. Either you attempted to delete a
running service without stopping it first, or you have the Services
Administrative Tool (GUI) open. In the former case, the solution is to first
stop the service if it's running. In the latter, close the Services GUI
admin tool before deleting.

Problem:

Service.start causes, "The service did not respond to the start or control
request in a timely fashion."

Troubleshooting:

The best way to debug your services is to wrap your entire Daemon subclass
in a begin/end block and send error messages to a file. That should give a
good clue as to the nature of the problem. The most probable culprits are:

* You've tried to require a library that's not in your $LOAD_PATH. Make sure
that your require statements are inside the begin/rescue block so that you can
easily find those mistakes.

* Your have a bad binary path name. Be sure to use an absolute path name for
the binary path name, including the full path to the Ruby interpreter, e.g.
'c:\ruby\bin\ruby' instead of just 'ruby'.

* You've got a syntax error in your code somewhere.

See Also

ruby-wmi

Future Plans

Pure Ruby Daemon class
Add service_session_change hook

Copyright

(C) 2003-2011, Daniel J. Berger, All Rights Reserved

License

Artistic 2.0

Warranty

This package is provided "as is" and without any express or
implied warranties, including, without limitation, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Authors

Daniel J. Berger   
Park Heesob