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The usual gotcha I find is that the services do not set the environment variables of the user they run as. Often this is the PATH, but you've covered that.

However, some external executables require their own environment variables to be set to work. You happily check that a given user account has them set, you happily set the service to run as that user, you log in as that user and check it all runs OK. But it doesn't work as a service.

So...check the environment of the user for which your script works and try setting likely things in %ENV before you run the command.

If nothing looks likely, you can eliminate this as the potential issue by simply importing the entire environment. Run a 'set > env.txt' command in a command prompt as the user which this works for, and then do something along the lines of:

open( ENVFILE, "< env.txt" ) or die_screaming_in_agony(); %ENV = map( split /=/, $_, 2 } <ENVFILE>; # Untested, looks cool thoug +h
Good luck.

In reply to Re: Running Perl code from a Windows service by jbert
in thread Running Perl code from a Windows service by Anonymous Monk

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    [james28909]: its very possible. what wouldt that imply though?
    [davido]: The caveman baby in a modern elementary school would succumb to something my kids are immune to, in about the first three days of school, however.
    [holli]: accumulated trauma? as in genetic memory?
    [erix]: ( or get the Neandertal DNA reconstructed from bits of our own DNA. )
    [shmem]: holli, as in genetic memory / social memory
    [erix]: heh, it's Neanderthal not -tal, I see now
    [james28909]: i was more or less using a caveman to get the point across. we come from single cell organisms, and are now preparing to try to inhabit another planet. (please save me the morality of it lol)
    [holli]: it's a german place. -tal is correct. the h is just a concession for hipsters ;-)
    [erix]: haha
    [erix]: I'll go with the hipsters this once ;)

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