Exe as a service on Windows Server 2016

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by trasher255, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    I used to have iSpy.exe (camera monitoring) running on a Windows Server 2012R2 as a service (converted using sc). Worked very nice.
    Now I have installed Windows Server 2016 and I cannot get the service to start.
    Anyone an idea why?
     
  2. richwood

    richwood MDL Novice

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    As you know, Windows Server 2016 is still at preview stage therefore not everything can be guaranteed to work yet. Also, do iSpy developers claim to support 2016?
     
  3. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    They do not support running as a service at all. But it did on the previous version of Windows Server.
    As far as I know this is the RTM build of Windows Server 2016, as rolled out to OEM's: 14393.10.
     
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    maddogster MDL Member

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    yeah rtm like above released so it is official for us on mdl and oem partners that received :) if latest version of ispy.exe can you do it in compatibility mode when you create a shortcut to the program like previous programs that needed legacy mode for previous OS's
     
  5. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    #5 trasher255, Aug 4, 2016
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    If running in compatibility-mode (Windows 8), the service does start.
    But iSpy isn't recording a movie after motion detection. It does record when running the program on the desktop.:confused:

    Edit: In the Taskmanager details tab I can see iSpy.exe coming on and off continuously.
     
  6. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    I managed to get iSpy running on startup through a task in the Taskscheduler, without being logged in. So my goal is reached: iSpy records movies upon motion detection. :biggrin: