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Windows Service + Powercfg.exe

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    Daniel Guest

    Windows Service + Powercfg.exe

    Hi,

    I have created a VS Windows Services project to call powercfg.exe
    every 2mins (in a timerdelegate). In On Start event of the service I
    have set the process file name to powercfg.exe and have set argument
    as "/create "my power scheme" and started the process. In the delegate
    fucntion first the get the avaliable scheme and check for my existing
    scheme ("my power scheme"), if its there I set other power settings
    like monitor timeout, disk timeout etc,. Here the catch is when the
    service is started for the first time the On Start event does not
    create a power scheme. I tried creating a power scheme in a windows
    application and it created, but not in a windows service. Is there
    anything that I am missing?

    Thanks.

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  3. #2


    Leon Mayne Guest

    Re: Windows Service + Powercfg.exe

    "Daniel" <DFelix19@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:00c42a99-4834-494e-a6c2-ea2b722ef1ab@xxxxxx

    > I have created a VS Windows Services project to call powercfg.exe
    > every 2mins (in a timerdelegate). In On Start event of the service I
    > have set the process file name to powercfg.exe and have set argument
    > as "/create "my power scheme" and started the process. In the delegate
    > fucntion first the get the avaliable scheme and check for my existing
    > scheme ("my power scheme"), if its there I set other power settings
    > like monitor timeout, disk timeout etc,. Here the catch is when the
    > service is started for the first time the On Start event does not
    > create a power scheme. I tried creating a power scheme in a windows
    > application and it created, but not in a windows service. Is there
    > anything that I am missing?
    I know this doesn't relate directly to your question, but it may help. It
    sounds like you are just creating a scheduled task rather than a service. I
    personally would consider changing the app to be a console application and
    call it using the scheduled task manager. For more info:
    http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/arc...24/428303.aspx


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