[Twisted-Python] How to run Twisted as a service in Windows?

Thomas Jacob jacob at internet24.de
Wed Aug 9 10:49:30 EDT 2006

AFAIK, twistd doesn't provide direct support for Windows Services yet
(Is this planned?).

But you can easily wrap a reactor,run() yourself by doing something
like the following using the Win32-Python packages

import win32serviceutil
import win32service
import win32event

from twisted.internet import reactor

import sys

class IMSAgentBase(win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework):
    _svc_name_ = "myService"
    _svc_display_name_ = "My little Service"
    _svc_description_ = "My little Service" # Win2k or later
    _svc_deps_ = ["RpcSs"] # Start after the Network has come up...

    def __init__(self, args):
        win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework.__init__(self, args)
        self.hWaitStop = win32event.CreateEvent(None, 0, 0, None)

    def SvcStop(self):

    def SvcDoRun(self):
        # initialize your services here

def HandleCommandLine(cls):

Run the above as a script.
Maybe you also want to buy the following book, the docs on Python Win32
are somewhat sparse....

"Python Programming on WIN32 (Paperback)"

On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 10:06 -0400, Mona Yazbeck wrote:
> Hello, 
> I am on Windows, and I have Python 2.4
> I am starting twisted with twistd.py for my wiki, but it opens a
> command prompt so as soon as I log off the server it is no longer
> working and if I restart it is the same thing. How can I run it as a
> service so it will always be up?
> I don't know much about twisted I just installed it with the MSI and
> follow 2 or 3 instructions from MoinMoin website (the wiki).
> Thanks
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