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Software executed as a service is usually running as a background task and
is usually executed not by the current logged-in user but by a special
default "user" named "System". There are a number of advantages to having
software run as a service... it can run continuously no matter who's logged
into the system or even if the system is locked.
"Captiv8r" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi G and welcome to our community
> Ummm, really showing my ignorance here. What, ummm, exactly IS this
> account you are talking about? Is this a Vista thing or what?
> Cheers... Rick (Who proudly purchases "For Dummies" books!)
Hello Rick, & Mike -
Sorry for the late response.
Yes, the program can be run both in Application mode (where all is fine), and can also be installed in Services Mode (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services). Now, when a program is running as a service, under the Local System Account ("SYSTEM") - the Help files (.CHM) do not work. On the other hand, when in Application mode, it usually runs under the User account that is currently logged in (ex: Administrator) - and that works fine.
Has anyone encountered this problem before? And if yes, do u know how to call/open the CHM file?