Thanks, Sic. I'll try this when I get home.you can install just abouy anything as a windows service
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To create a Windows Service from an executable, you can use sc.exe:
sc.exe create <new_service_name> binPath= "<path_to_the_service_executable>"
You must have quotation marks around the actual exe path, and a space after the binPath=.
More information on the sc command can be found in Microsoft KB251192.
Note that it will not work for just any executable: the executable must be a Windows Service (i.e. implement ServiceMain). When registering a non-service executable as a service, you'll get the following error upon trying to start the service:
There are tools that can create a Windows Service from arbitrary, non-service executables, see the other answers for examples of such tools.