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SGE_Helper_Service.exe: xxQS_NAMExx job execution agent helper service

NAME

SGE_Helper_Service.exe - xxQS_NAMExx job execution agent helper service

SYNOPSIS

SGE_Helper_Service.exe [ -help | -install | -uninstall ]

DESCRIPTION

SGE_Helper_Service.exe helps the to run Windows jobs that request to be allowed to display their GUI on the visible Desktop. It is a Win32 service that is started at boot time under the SYSTEM account, giving it the permissions to give any process the permissions to access the visible Desktop.
This service runs independently of the (i.e. it is not started and stopped together with the execution daemon) and there can be only one SGE_Helper_Service.exe per host.

Jobs can request to be allowed to display their GUI on the visible desktop by requesting the resource "display_win_gui" (qsub -l display_win_gui=1). See option "-v", for information on how to set a job environment variable.
When running GUI jobs, the environment variable SGE_BACKGND_MODE can be used to direct where the output of the GUI will be displayed. If the environment variable SGE_BACKGND_MODE is set to "TRUE" or "1" and "-l display_win_gui=true" is requested, the job is started by the helper service, but the GUI is not opened on the execution host's screen. Instead it is opened on a virtual screen.

The Windows administrator can operate this service using the usual Windows Service Control Manager or the "net" command. The "start" method starts the service if possible, the "stop" method stops it regardless of any jobs that might be still running. For a graceful shutdown, first run the "pause" method. This will start the shutdown procedure of the service and prevent it from accepting any further jobs. After this, the "resume" (aka "continue") method will fail as long as there are jobs running in the SGE_Helper_Service.exe. If no job is left in the service, the "resume" method will succeed and the service will stop.

OPTIONS

-help

Prints a listing of all options.

-install

Installs the service. Only the local Administrator has the permissions to install the service.

-uninstall

Uninstalls the service. Only the local Administrator has the permissions to uninstall the service. Only a stopped service can be uninstalled. See the Windows command net.exe for information on how to stop a service.

COPYRIGHT

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