If you are a computer savvy user you might have need more control on your system. Starting any application or program does not demand any expertise but in case you want to run a custom application as windows service you might need to Google and the regular solutions does not give you as much freedom as you want.

Application as Service is an advanced system utility from Eltima Software which lets you run any application as Windows service, as well as create and manage system services locally or on any remote computer, benefiting from all of the advantages native Windows services provide and most importantly without the need of any programming skills.

You are free to choose the most preferable way of launching any application as service. You can create services using graphical interface, command line or XML configuration file – all of these options are available in Application as Service.

You can create a service in seconds without modifying any of your existing applications and keep it running without the need of an end-user session.

Application as Service can run any applications at a definite time or date.  You need to set all the scheduling parameters and let this utility do the rest! This option is very convenient for backup utilities and different reminders.

You can easily manage all the applications you want to run as services: run them interactively or silently, run applications at certain order, run them with the specific user rights and process priority and even before user’s logon, gracefully close console and Windows apps, manage pop-up windows. You can also specify the desktop you would like your application to be run on, choose any system environment variables and define Load Order Groups for each application.

With Application as Service you can even manage additional programs to run before/after the service or program start/stop.

Application as Service offers additional options such as advanced recovery (restart the service your application is started by; restart computer; launch additional applications), sophisticated dependencies mechanism, possibility to grant your application certain rights/priority and to bind to specific processors, “consistent-application-crash” protection, forced application exit, graceful console and Windows applications exit, on-the-fly startup customization and lots more.

Application as Service is naturally a command-line driven application. The graphical user interface it provides is a front-end to console application which simplifies the whole process of installing and launching your application as service.

However, if you find it more useful and convenient for your tasks to use command line, Application as Service will help you generate command line options to automate the process in future.

If you have an application that you prefer to run as a Windows service, Application as Service can offer you a number or advantages when handling the application:

Complete feature-list of the program is the following.

More detailed information about this software can be found here





Application as Service is compatible with:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • All 64-bit platform

Eltima Software offers free Trial version of Application as Service for evaluation purposes. During 14-day Trial period you can test all the features of Application as Service.

Trial version can be downloaded here.


   File: application_service.exe  (6.86Mb)
   CRC-32: 9873ca83
   MD4: 7a09896c5a9049dd6c05945a63f8c414
   MD5: 2574e2195594f3c8b60529c09d13d0c3
   SHA-1: ff45e85583088595b6cdd47020d7b3cafc59c5ab

Software installation was a breeze. A desktop icon is created and to example service “Notepad” and “Calculator”.

Few screenshots


Anna Brooks from Eltima Software Company has agreed to giveaway 5 licenses for our blog readers each worth $79.95. To ask for a license follow the rules:

  • This tool is for specialized use. Convince me that you are in a definite need of this software and that your problem won’t be solved without such advanced/special tool. Try to say in your words, avoid copy-paste.
  • Take a screenshot of your desktop, upload it to http://imgur.com/ and leave a link here. You might want to remove items with sensitive/offensive name from the desktop. why I need this? Lets say, it’s just a wish….. I like to see how different desktop environment suits different minds and sometimes this leaves a hint how experienced an user is.

About the license

 The giveaway will run for 7 days and will run until 24th Dec, 2011, 23:59 hrs.

Have a nice day.


Clarification on the rules I have made

From my previous experience I have seen few comments that just only asks for licenses without saying anything else or something very casual.

In limited license giveaway I have always liked when people comment in a more detailed way saying their need for the software. I have usually discriminated these comments from those casual comments because casual comments don’t reflect your need for the software.

This time I am being more strict because this is a specialized tool. This is not for everyone’s daily usage. Moreover a license costs $80. So, I don’t want to go it to wrong hands. Asking for a screenshot of your desktop without giving too much explanation of the way to do, is to discriminate experienced users from common ones. I am not in need of your personal info. You are free to remove sensitive wallpaper/file-names/file-icons from your desktop.


Giveaway ended..!! Winners will receive their license soon..!!