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How to Install a Batch file as Windows Service

Especially for SAPRouter and other Batch programs sometimes needed to be run as a service on Windows based systems. For this, follow the below procedure

1. Download Windows 200x Resource Kit

For windows 2003:

2. Install the Windows 200x Resource Kit

3. Create the  service entry (here named as CS_URD4) with the below commands.

C:\>cd C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools

C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools>instsrv.exe CS_URD4 “C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe”

The service was successfuly added!

Make sure that you go into the Control Panel and use

the Services applet to change the Account Name and

Password that this newly installed service will use

for its Security Context.

C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools>

4. Edit the Registry key created with REGEDIT.

Click on Start and type regedit > Ok > Find


Click Edit > Add Key and type Parameters, click OK

Double click on Parameters > Edit and choose Add Value

Add Value = Application

Data Type = REG_SZ

click Ok

String = D:\IBM\CSSAP\server\instance_URD\startURD.bat

click Ok

5. Double click on Parameters > Edit and choose Add Value

Add Value = AppDirectory

Data Type = REG_SZ

click Ok

String = D:\IBM\CSSAP\server\instance_URD

click Ok


6. Go to services again and Start the service CS_URD4


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