I need to vent .... why is Vista such a disaster .... as an example I have an EXE that double-checks at the end of the day that I am not over margin. I installed as a service with srvany. On Windows XP, a few simple steps, no problem. On Vista - The service process didn't show up in task manager, I had to download Process Explorer to even see if it was running or not - The working directory defaults to something weird .... had to do a lot of digging to find out how to fix that in the registry - Had to change the account the service uses, otherwise no network access - If I stop the service the process doesn't terminate. While trying to fix things it left a bunch of ghost processes which caused even more unexpected behavior. Not to mention the "feature" where the INI file (may or may not) get be redirected to a local store folder. Does Windows 7 have all this hacked up "security" stuff?