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srvwrapper wraps any applications to run as Windows Service

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Create Windows service from executable


Step 1:

Download and install the srvwrapper package for python.

pip install srvwrapper

Step 2:

Use the srvwrapper command and pass the service name and program path to create a service. Other optional commands are listed with the --help command.

usage: srvwrapper [-h] [--arguments ARGUMENTS] [--display DISPLAY]
                  [--description DESCRIPTION] [--start START]
                  [--depend DEPEND] [--obj OBJ] [--password PASSWORD]
                  name program

Wrap any applications to run as Windows Service

positional arguments:
  name                  service name
  program               application path

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --arguments ARGUMENTS
                        arguments for program
  --display DISPLAY     the display name of the service
  --description DESCRIPTION
                        service description
  --start START         how the service starts
  --depend DEPEND       dependencies(separated by / (forward slash))
  --obj OBJ             the account used to run the service
  --password PASSWORD   password of the account
  --failure-reset FAILURE_RESET
                        specifies the length of the period (in seconds) with
                        no failures after which the failure count should be
                        reset to 0 (zero).
  --failure-command FAILURE_COMMAND
                        specifies the command-line command to be run when the
                        specified service fails.
  --failure-actions FAILURE_ACTIONS
                        specifies one or more failure actions and their delay
                        times (in milliseconds), separated by a forward slash
                        (/). Valid actions are run, restart, and reboot.

When using --arguments, make sure you added a double quote around it. Here are some examples:

  1. Create a service named service1 with command line python log.txt.
srvwrapper service1 python --arguments " log.txt"
  1. Use absolute program path to create a service.
srvwrapper service2 C:\Python36\python.exe --arguments "\\\"D:\test 1\\\\"" --display "Service 2" --description "A description" --start auto
  1. Use specific account.
srvwrapper service3 ping --arguments "-t" --obj "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService" --depend service2/service1

Step 3:

To start/stop the service, use the net command

net start service_name
net stop service_name


Use Windows sc command.

sc delete ServiceName

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