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EA as an unattended Windows Service on Windows Server 2008R2 and higher

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Running EA on a Server can be very helpful for Integration or Build Server Purposes.

In an older Blog Post we documented how to do it for Windows 2003 Server - this way doesn't work any more.

In Windows Server 2008R2 Microsoft introduced Session-0 security – easy explanation: so it becomes much harder for interactive service to run as Local System and interact with users.

If you want to run EA (an interactive app) as an unattended Windows Service (as an interactive service) you have to do some strange steps to achieve it. Follow the Version 1.0 of the attached whitepaper to make it happen again

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Daniel Siegl

LieberLieber Software GmbH (Chief Executive Officer)

Daniel Siegl, since 2006 Head of Development and since August 2009 Managing Director of LieberLieber Software GmbH []. He is the driver behind LieberLieber efforts in making AMUSE a highly valuable tool for the Sparx Systems EA Community. LieberLieber has been dealing with MDSD since its foundation and develops plug-ins and customer-specific interfaces and extensions for Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems. In addition LieberLieber develops tailor-made software solutions in the Automotive, Aeronautics/Defense, Banking/Insurance and the Gaming Industry.

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  • Comment Link cvalencia Thursday, 11 July 2013 21:29 posted by cvalencia

    Hi Daniel, and thank you for your whitepaper about running EA as a Windows Service on Windows Server 2008R2 and higher... it gave us lights about how to make it (we definitely need EA running as a service), but unfortunately we have been unable to make the service to run without a session running on Windows. Is there a way you can hep us with your knowledge and experience on the subject for us to achieve the goal to make EA run as an unattended service on Win 2008 R2? Thank you very much!

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