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Running HFS as a service on Windows Server 2008 / R2 non-interactively

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Offline Ash

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I know that there have been numerous topics about how to make HFS run as a service using utilities such as HFS2Service or instsrv.exe/srvany.exe.  I have tried them successfully on Windows XP and they work.  However, they do not work on Windows Server 2008.  Well, the service is created but it won't run.  The major issue is that with Server 2008 interactive services are no longer permitted.  However, to run HFS as a service it really needs to run interactively in order that you can administer it - no interaction mean no GUI.  This is a serious problem so my question is this:

Has anyone successfully managed to run HFS as a service on Windows Server 2008 R2 and if so how?

Further to this question, I would be interested to know whether the HFS roadmap includes turning it into a real service rather than an application that can, in some circumstances, be kludged into a service.  It strikes me that HFS really needs to be a service with a administration GUI (preferably web based) rather than a desktop application.  For most real world scenarios you just want to leave it running 24x7x365 just as you would the FTP server it has replaced.

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Rejetto has mentioned that in 3.0 HFS will run as a service with a web-based interface.

I run HFS on Server 2008 myself and I just run it the normal way, staying logged on all the time.


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to manage hfs as a service, you must create a web interface using the template and macros from version 2.3


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For most real world scenarios you just want to leave it running 24x7x365 just as you would the FTP server it has replaced.

it's that this is not the case HFS was created for. It came later.