If the application manager PmRtManager runs as OS Windows service then the application launched by the manager behave as services. Although from the OS Windows point of view, these applications are not real services. But because these apps are launched by a real service PmRtManager, they run independently whether there is a logged user or not. These apps run under the same user and with the same permissions as the real service. But these apps are not listed among OS Windows registered services, their configuration and management is fully under control of the PmRtManager. This is the basic procedure of launching PROMOTIC applications (and other programs) as OS Windows services.
Caution! If the PROMOTIC application runs as service it should run invisibly as server without user interface. Visible application (local or remote client) should be another normal PROMOTIC application (not a service) or Web client. In OS Windows XP it is possible to configure the PROMOTIC application as service that is also visible on the desktop of each localy logged Windows user. The application is running even after the user logs out and another user logs in. Since OS Windows 7 this mode is no longer available and the user interface of PROMOTIC application is not visible for local Windows user.
The old procedure of launching the PROMOTIC application as service by using the two utilities (Instsrv.exe and Srvany.exe) is no longer recommended. There are many disadvantages of the old procedure compared to the new one (getting the utilities, complex configuration), especially if the PROMOTIC application was stopped (crashed) the service still considered the application as correctly running (there was no WatchDog functionality). These utilities are contained in the Windows Resource Kit that is available for download at the Microsoft Web. The installation procedure itself is describerd here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137890.