I have a service (an old 4D-based application) which has been happily running on Windows Server 2003. With the pending EOL for 2003, I'm trying to migrate to a new 2012R2 host.
I set up the service using the sc command as
type= own, type= interact. When starting the service from services.msc the starting message appears and slowly moves until it announces that starting the service has failed. While the progress bar is running, the service appears to be running normally. One the error appears the service is killed.
Under Server 2003 interact mode was required to run the service as it opens a status/control window on session 0. I know this functionality has changed and is deprecated on Server 2008+ and I believe it is the root of my issue.
Is there anyway to improve interactive services compatibility on Server 2012?