To create a new service in server 2003 or xp you use the sc.exe tool.
REMEMBER TO ADD A SPACE AFTER EVERY EQUAL SIGN!!!! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
sc create “my service” binPath= “c:\myfile.exe” type= “own” start= “auto” DisplayName= “my service” error= “normal”
Obviously replace “my service” with whatever you want to call the service . . . → Read More: create new service server 2003
I cam across two amazing article the other day detailing how to do some great stuff from the windows command line.
synjunkie knows his shit:
Command-Line-Ninjitsu Command-Line Kung Fu
I stumbled upon it because I was about to format a server but wanted to retain this information:
All local groups/users and their respective permissions for . . . → Read More: Howto: Back up Server 2003 Users Groups Shares Permissions Program Names Network Settings
Installing (or repairing) Windows Server 2003 x64 on a Poweredge 2950 with Perc 5i / 6i (LSI logic) RAID drivers.
Why won’t the installer recognize the RAID controller?!?!? Keep reading for the answer!
This was a nightmare but i finally figured out how to get windows setup to read my RAID drive . . . → Read More: poweredge 2950 server 2003 install raid driver and repair windows
Need to start the plug and play service in server 2003?
sc config PlugPlay start= auto net start “PlugPlay”
First you need to install the IIS 6.0 Migration Tool
For each Web site and virtual directory on the source server, you must create a corresponding Web site and virtual directory on the target server. Later in the migration process, you will copy the content into these Web sites and virtual directories. Create the Web . . . → Read More: Howto: Migrate IIS Sites to Another Server
The easiest way to change the IIS site id is to create a .bat file like this: (Assuming that 1135282223 was the id of your current site and 5 was the ID you’d like to have)
CSCRIPT %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs STOP_SERVER W3SVC/1135282223 CSCRIPT %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs MOVE W3SVC/1135282223 W3SVC/5 CSCRIPT %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs START_SERVER W3SVC/5
What is %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs ? It is . . . → Read More: Howto: Change siteid of website in IIS 6.0
In this case my error looked something like: “The Tomcat6 service was unable to log on…” This service account does not have the necessary user right “Log on as a service.”
Because I was running Tomcat6 on an active directory domain controller (windows server 2003) I was unable to grant “Log on as a service” . . . → Read More: HowTo: Fix Event Log Error “service account does not have the necessary user right “Log on as a service.”