Install and Run Any Application Program As A Windows Service!
Welcome to FireDaemon Pro!
FireDaemon Pro allows you to schedule, configure, install and run any 32-bit or 64-bit application program executable written in any language (eg. C/C++, C#, VB, Delphi, Foxpro, Fortran, LISP) or interpreted script (eg. Java, Perl, Powershell, BAT/CMD, Python, Ruby, TCL/TK, PHP) as a Windows Service. FireDaemon Pro allows you to setup your service quickly and simply via the GUI or command line. You can import and export your service configurations to/from XML for fast setup on other computers. FireDaemon Pro also allows you to edit and manage the properties of any built-in Windows service.
How Did It Get The Name: FireDaemon?
A daemon is UNIX parlance for a computer program that runs in the background, rather than under the direct control of a user; they are usually instantiated as processes. Computer systems often start (or "launch") daemons at boot time: they often serve the function of responding to network requests, hardware activity, or other programs by performing some task. Daemons can also configure hardware, run scheduled tasks, and perform a variety of other tasks.
Daemons are characters in Greek mythology, some of whom handled tasks that the gods couldn't be bothered with, much like computer daemons often handle tasks in the background that the user can't be bothered with. Later daemon was rationalized to the acronym: Disk And Execution MONitor.
FireDaemon was originally written to run an application called Formida Fire as a Windows NT4 service. Consequently, the product was named FireDaemon.
Why Install An Application As A Service?
Running your application program executable under FireDaemon Pro is easy and requires no modification to your existing program. Key benefits include:
This document revision June 2014 for FireDaemon Pro/OEM v3.X
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