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PHP : Function Reference : win32service Functions : win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher


Registers the script with the SCM, so that it can act as the service with the given name ()
mixed win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher ( string name )

Example 2622. A win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher() example

Any text that describes the purpose of the example, or what goes on in the example should go here (inside the

if (!win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher('dummyphp')) {
"I'm probably not running under the service control manager");

while (
WIN32_SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP != win32_get_last_control_message()) {
# do some work here, trying not to take more than around 30 seconds
 # before coming back into the loop again

Code Examples / Notes » win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher


Don't try to call "win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher" too late in your code. You'd trigger a #2186 error : "The service is not responding to the control function." (from commande line) or a #1053 error : "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion." (from services GUI).
Try not to load a bunch of PEAR classes before to register php script as Service like I did.
Another good hint, to get a verbose version of the return code, you can call "NET HELPMSG ###" from command line where ### is your error code.


// First you need to create a service, you only need to do this once
'service' => 'myphpservice',
'display' => 'My PHP Service',
'params' => 'c:\\myphpservice.php',
'path' => 'c:\\PHP\\php.exe'));
$myservicename = 'myphpservice';
// Connect to service dispatcher and notify that startup was successful
if (!win32_start_service_ctrl_dispatcher($myservicename)) die('Could not connect to service :'.$myservicename);
// Main Server Loop
while (1) {
switch (win32_get_last_control_message()) {
case WIN32_SERVICE_CONTROL_CONTINUE: break; // Continue server routine
case WIN32_SERVICE_CONTROL_INTERROGATE: win32_set_service_status(WIN32_NO_ERROR); break; // Respond with status
case WIN32_SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP: win32_set_service_status(WIN32_SERVICE_STOPPED); exit; // Terminate script
default: win32_set_service_status(WIN32_ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED); // Add more cases to handle other service calls

// Main script goes here

sleep(10); // Run every 10 seconds

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