You can start GUI Applications as Services in Windows

There is an overwhelming answer that you can’t start GUI Applications as Services in Windows 2003 and above but in fact you can. There is a small program that allows this (1MB). Unzip it. It has 32bit and 63 bit version both. This is how to use it

nssm.exe install MyServiceName

My Example

In my case I have started a GUI Application (developed in C#), that records attendance. What is really happening start the App as Service is the GUI part is not showing/working but the back end application does work. It read data from serial port and can record attendance.

Just something you might find useful!

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