How to use FireDaemon

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A quick guide with screen shots on how to set up your first application program as a Windows service

Main Window

From the main window you will see the following views:

  1. FireDaemon Services: Services controlled by FireDaemon Pro

  2. Windows System Services: Services that are not controlled by FireDaemon Pro

  3. System Information: View the system information of the system on which FireDaemon Pro is running. For more information, see System Information.

Refer to the User Guide for this section

Main Window of FireDaemon Pro

Program Tab

Create a new basic service (add an application)
  1. In the FireDaemon Services Tab click the + icon

  2. Enter a Short Name, Display name, Program and Working Directory

  3. Click the checkmark icon

 

*This will set up a basic FireDaemon service, there are many more options you can use! See the manual for more information.

Refer here for a detailed setup

How to create a new basic windows servic - Program Tab

Settings Tab

Create an advanced service

Provides various options that control the service's runtime profile. Process specific actions such as starting the process as a specific user or on a specific core.

 

Refer here for a detailed setup

Create an advanced window service - Settings Tab

Lifecycle Tab

Service termination actions

Provides granular restart control if the program terminates intentionally or unexpectedly. Allows you to stop the service when the process ends, shut down after a delay, gracefully or force close the process.

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Provides granular restart control if the program terminates intentionally or unexpectedly - Lifecycle Tab

Logging Tab

Service logging

Service logging is used to configure a variety of logging mechanisms. It is useful for troubleshooting purposes for when a service is not behaving properly.

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Troubleshooting when service is not behaving properly - Logging Tab

Dependencies Tab

Services your service may have to rely on

This feature provides the ability for services to be started and stopped in sequence. All the services and load order groups listed on this tab must be running before this service can run.

 

Service can have multiple dependencies, in which case all dependencies must be running in order for ServiceA to run.

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Services your service may have to rely on - Dependencies Tab

Environment Tab

Define path variables

You can define environment variables that are passed into the service when it starts. This is particularly useful for Java and other applications that rely on a custom environment. Note: The order in which environment variables are listed is significant. FireDaemo Pro evaluates these variables in top-down order. For more information about environment variables, see Environment Variables.

Refer here for a detailed setup

Define environment variables that are passed into the service when it starts - Environment Tab

Events Tab

Actions you want to happen before or after a service

Set a process to execute before your service starts or another process to execute after your service stops.

Launch / Termination Event

When you click the Insert or Append or Edit button, the Event Information dialog box appears for the Launch Event program and Termination Event program.

Refer here for a detailed setup

Actions you want to happen before or after a service - Events Tab
Launch Event
Terminate Event

Scheduling Tab

Program restart actions

Provides options to schedule one or more times for the program to be run or restarted. This is useful when your process has a memory leak or locks up your computer after a few hours of running.

Refer here for a detailed setup

Refer here for advanced setting options

Program restart actions - Scheduling Tab
Schedule program to run certain time of day week year

Dialogs Tab

Windows that can prevent proper initialization of your service

Some processes show a dialog box before the process works properly. From here you can configure those dialog boxes to close. You can log the contents of a dialog box, suppress a dialog box or send a response to the dialog box based upon its contents.

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Windows that can prevent proper initialization of your service - Dialogs Tab

Recovery Tab

Computer responses to service failure

Define the actions that are taken by the Windows Service Control Manager if the entire service fails (e.g. firedaemon.exe fails). Normally, you would not need to configure Service Recovery as FireDaemon Pro would restart your program based on the options you have set in the Lifecycle tab.

Refer here for a detailed setup

Computer responses to service failure - Recovery Tab

Re-brand & Theme

Re-brand using your corporate theme

Theming (skinning) of FireDaemon Pro and Pro OEM allows you to:

  • Replace the splash screen

  • Replace all button icons

  • Change the product name

  • Supply an alternate help file or disable help entirely

  • Rename the product EXEs

  • Replace the application icons.

Refer here for a detailed setup

Ready to buy and register

Program Registration

Registering FireDaemon Pro is easy, just open the program and click on 3rd vertical icon with the “i” in it. Click on “Buy Now” to buy a license or “License” to enter your license information!

Refer here for detailed instructions

Program Registration with Serial Key details
How to license FireDaemon

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