From the Back Cover
Programming Windows(r) Services The biggest development in Microsoft Windows in the last couple of years is the introduction of Windows NT/2000 application servers. Randy Morin covers the broad range of topics that you'll need to know in order to implement these servers using Windows Services. Inside, you'll find a template that you can use to create Windows Services with a variety of programming tools such as Visual Basic, C++, and Delphi. You'll also discover how to develop Windows Services that use sockets, DCOM, CORBA, and other distribute-transports to communicate with the outside world.
As you progress to more advanced
topics, you'll learn how to develop professional Windows Services using the Event Log. Morin also explains how to secure your application server using Windows security and configure your Windows Service to work with the different security services available on the NT/2000 platform. And with the help of numerous examples, you'll find out how to utilize various techniques to debug your service.
This book will show you how to:
* Optimize the Event Log
* Utilize NT/2000 management functions like MMC, the Registry, and the Control Panel
* Configure the Windows Registry, initialization files, control panel applets, the Microsoft management console, and more
* Develop NT/2000 Services that use sockets and socket clients
* Deal with security and debugging issues
* Develop frameworks using sockets, DCOM, CORBA, and MSMQ The CD-ROM contains the complete source code from the book.
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