can a user run console application (similar to unix applications which use console mode only) on W2012 minimal interface install?

can user disconnect in a way that the app still be running?

or does he have to convert it into windows service?


The minimal interface doesn't function any differently than the full GUI as far as app lifecycle goes.

If you run an application in the context of a logged in session, it will terminate on logoff. If you are using RDP and disconnect, it will remain running as long as that RDP session is still active. If you have an app that you want to always be running including after a reboot before any user logs in, you should find a way to run it as a service.

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  • thanks Ryan, that what i thought. just to make sure we are on the same on the main point - if the app outputs text to the console - it wont be any problem right? – Boppity Bop Apr 25 '16 at 9:18
  • Nope, shouldn't be a problem. – Ryan Bolger Apr 25 '16 at 16:15

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