Algorius Net Viewer Manual
Run as service

Run as service

Ability to launch an application as Windows service has lots of advantages. Windows services start prior to user login and continue working when user session is ended. It enables constant monitoring, notifications, inventory data gathering, Web-access. Service doesn’t interact with Desktop and doesn’t require user to stay logged in. It increases system safety and in some cases is the mandatory security requirement.

To run the application as a service, check the box Run as service in the settings on General tab. After that all application settings are automatically sent to a service and it starts monitoring. Web-server (if enabled) is launched by service only, application then requests monitoring result from a service.

Notifications not requiring desktop interaction can be performed by the service. There is corresponding checkbox in notification action editor for that.

Due to security reasons service management requires application to be launched under administrative rights.