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Windows Service with Python 3.5 and pyinstaller

TestService

Windows Service with Python 3.5 and pyinstaller

Requirements

Check

(env)$ python -V
Python 3.5.2

(env)$ pip freeze
PyInstaller==3.2

Build

(env)$ pyinstaller -F --hidden-import=win32timezone WindowsService.py

Run

(env) dist\WindowsService.exe install
Installing service TestService
Service installed

(env) dist\WindowsService.exe start
Starting service TestService

Clean

(env) dist\WindowsService.exe stop
(env) dist\WindowsService.exe remove
import servicemanager
import socket
import sys
import win32event
import win32service
import win32serviceutil
class TestService(win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework):
_svc_name_ = "TestService"
_svc_display_name_ = "Test Service"
_svc_description_ = "My service description"
def __init__(self, args):
win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework.__init__(self, args)
self.hWaitStop = win32event.CreateEvent(None, 0, 0, None)
socket.setdefaulttimeout(60)
def SvcStop(self):
self.ReportServiceStatus(win32service.SERVICE_STOP_PENDING)
win32event.SetEvent(self.hWaitStop)
def SvcDoRun(self):
rc = None
while rc != win32event.WAIT_OBJECT_0:
with open('C:\\TestService.log', 'a') as f:
f.write('test service running...\n')
rc = win32event.WaitForSingleObject(self.hWaitStop, 5000)
if __name__ == '__main__':
if len(sys.argv) == 1:
servicemanager.Initialize()
servicemanager.PrepareToHostSingle(TestService)
servicemanager.StartServiceCtrlDispatcher()
else:
win32serviceutil.HandleCommandLine(TestService)
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guillaumevincent commented Dec 21, 2021

As I said previously, I'm sorry I haven't used a windows environment for years
I cannot test this code anymore

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nassimmz commented Apr 14, 2022

Hello
Thanks for the script, works perfectly
is there a way to separate it into 2 files: one which is the main script in which the work is done and calls the TestService file and the other is the TestService

I tried doing it but it doesn't seem to work for me, any help would be much appreciated

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guillaumevincent commented Apr 14, 2022

I don't understand the question.
You can try to import your python module (something like: from . import foo, and call the methods you want in SvcDoRun with foo.do_something() no?

If it's not working you need to make the import working with pyinstaller

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