Professional NT Services

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Wrox Press Limited, 1998 - Computers - 508 pages
Professional NT Services has three main aims. First, it teaches developers how to design and implement good NT services using all the features and tools supplied for the purpose by Microsoft Visual C++. The book describes how services work, what work they are best equipped to do, and how they fit in with other system components. In its pages, the author develops a set of generic classes to facilitate service development, and introduces the concept of usage patterns - a way of categorizing the roles that services can fulfil in the overall architecture of a system. Second, the book gives developers a firm grounding in the security and configuration issues that must be taken into account when developing a service. A chapter is given over to describing NT security, while hints and tips about COM security and thread safety are provided whenever they are relevant to the topic at hand. On the configuration front, there is information on when and how properly to use the NT event log, and full details of how to build Control Panel applets and MMC snap-ins that interact with your services. Third, the author presents sample implementations of the usage patterns that have been identified. The

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Contents

Introduction
1
Understanding NT Services
9
Features of NT Services
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