I am trying to find out how to start a service programatically though an application. My assumption is that the service is already "installed" and shows up when I call services.msc. I've done tons of google searches, and I haven't found any solutions which don't require the .NET framework (losing the framework is one of the application requirements).
To kind of give perspective on what I want to do, I wrote a Windows service that does processing when the user is idle, and now I want to write a frontend application so that the user can see statistics of the running service (and not force the user to go into the control panel to start the service).
Thanks in advance.