The command-line interface of Fing is a simple but powerful tool to integrate Fing in your daily work. It's easy to perform network discoveries in the background, or generate XML reports at regular intervals. If executed as a Windows Service, Fing automatically starts when you power on your computer, and automatically stops when you shut it down. As all Windows services, Fing Services can be managed from the Windows Service Control Panel.
Installing Fing as a service is easy: just add --registerservice ServiceName to any valid command-line of Fing that you already use. You must use absolute paths for every file you provide in the command line (both output files and session file). Fing Service will run as LocalSystem user and will use the Home Folders of the user that registers the service to read and store configuration files, log files and any other accessory file.
E.g. to install as a service that scans a network to generate regular HTML reports, just open a Command prompt and type:
fing -n 192.168.1.0/24 -o table,html,c:\report\lan.html --session c:\report\lansess --installservice FingService
The corresponding Fing network discovery is installed as service and immediately started. Later, if you want to later uninstall the service, just type:
fing --uninstallservice FingService
Please note that, at the moment, Fing service removal is not supported when completely uninstalling Fing. So if you are in the process of upgrading or removing Fing software from your computer, you should stop and uninstall running Fing services as an initial step.