When a workstation is switched on in our Internet cafe we need to have a way of ensuring that the client application, which communicates with the server, is also started. There are two ways of doing this: manually and automatically. You will probably want the application to load automatically. Windows services will let us accomplish this task. Keep reading to find out what they are and how to use them.
There might be a small issue with the shellexec function because it is not portable, so make sure that all the workstations use the Windows operating system.
The service execute function is responsible for activating the timer component. Without this procedure the timer, which is deactivated, will stay deactivated and will not check to see if the client application is running: