HowTo Run MetaBrowser as a Windows Service

Running Meta<browser/> as a service allows it to run in the background unattended. It will automatically start when you computer is started without you having to login to Windows.

Things you will need

Instructions

  1. Install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools.
  2. Run the AnyServiceInstaller application and fill in the following. (see image below)
    • Enter the path to the resource kit tools. (Default: "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\")
    • Enter the path to the Meta<browser/> executable. (Default: "C:\Program Files\MetaBrowser 2.0\MetaBrowser.exe")
    • Enter a name for the service. ("MetaBrowser")
    • Click Create and you're done with AnyServiceInstaller.

  1. Now you need to edit the service so that it can access the All User application data folder (where it's settings are stored)
    • Open the Services control panel (Start > Run > services.msc)
    • Find your service in the list and double-click it to open it's properties (or right-click and select Properties)
    • Make sure the Startup Type is set to Automatic.
    • Switch to the Log On tab and check the Allow service to interact with desktop box
    • Click OK and you're done! (if the service isn't already started you can now start it by right-clicking and choosing Start)

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