Developing background services for Windows Vista

Building background services that deliver core functionality but work well with other services can be challenging. This topic includes best practices and case studies for creating high performance background services that run on Windows Vista. Describes the considerations necessary to build a good background service, the options available to create background processes that don't overuse […]

Building background services that deliver core functionality but work well with other services can be challenging. This topic includes best practices and case studies for creating high performance background services that run on Windows Vista.

Describes the considerations necessary to build a good background service, the options available to create background processes that don’t overuse system resources, and the techniques used by Windows Search to achieve good citizenship while still delivering its core functionality.

This topic is written specifically for Windows Vista, but information on writing background services is generally applicable to other releases of Windows as well, including, but not limited to, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000.

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