Debugging Preparation: Windows Services


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A Windows service is a program that runs in the background under Microsoft Windows. Examples include the Telnet service and the Windows time service, which updates your computer's visible clock. A Windows service cannot be run from within Visual Studio; it must run within the context of the Services Control Manager. For more information, see Creating Windows Services, Debugging Windows Service Applications, and Windows Service Applications.

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