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Are there any alternatives to AlwaysUp or ServAny. ServAny is bare bones and was shoe horned into windows server 2008 and AlwaysUp cost 50 dollars for a single license.

EDIT: Apparently Task Scheduler in Server 2008 [idk about R2] Has alot/some of the same options it just isn't as simple as AlwaysUp.
Edited by cdoublejj - 8/16/12 at 10:41am
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Well the Task Scheduler didn't work as well as it did in first test and Craftbukkit loads like it isn' reading any of the config files and teamspeak 3 server doesn't load at all.
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Scheduling a task won't make it run as a service...
    
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I just need to auto start stuff when the machine boots up and no when i when i log on.
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Windows machine?

Run Minecraft Server as a Service
Edited by tycoonbob - 8/18/12 at 9:03am
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yes sir server 2008 [not r2] I have other things i want to run on start up to. So far it seems to be some odd niche. i may have to play Task Scheduler some more or i may have to have Always Up.
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yes sir server 2008 [not r2] I have other things i want to run on start up to. So far it seems to be some odd niche. i may have to play Task Scheduler some more or i may have to have Always Up.

If you are on Windows, you could schedlue to a task to run a command at startup, and the command would be to launch the program. However, if it's a program with a GUI that must launch...I'm not sure if this will work until someone has logged in, and if that's the case you might as well create a user account and set it up for autologin, and put the program you want to start in that users Startup directory

Or...

-There is no Windows Server 2008 Resource Kit Tools, so get the "srvany.exe " from the "Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools " and copy it to a suitable location on your Win2008 server (e.g. C:\Windows\System32\ ).
-Use "sc " to create a new service that launches "srvany " (e.g. sc create MyService binPath= C:\Windows\System32\srvany.exe DisplayName= "My Custom Service" )
-Using RegEdit : create a "Parameters " key for your service (e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MyService\Paramaters\ )
-Using RegEdit : within the newly created "Parameters " key , create a string value called "Application " and enter the full path to the application you are wanting to run as a service. (No quotes required.)


That should do the trick. I used this on one of my VMs for Minecraft and Mumble (voice chat, like TS or Vent...but better).
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I know about serve any and that's a lot of work to do for each program i need to setup, task scheduler does funky stuff like craft bukkit loads up like it can't read any config files and TeamSpeak won't even launch. I could do that auto log in and set to prompt for password after disrupting the screen saver. I got so caught up with every thing i forgot about that idea, though i'd put that as a last resort. For the money windows server costs this [explicative here] should be built in to the os.
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