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Application, Process, and Service Association Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028672D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is software to provide application, process, and service association. This software will allow a user to easily associate applications, processes, and/or services with each other.

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Application, Process, and Service Association Manager

Disclosed is software to provide application, process and service association. This software will allow a user to easily associate applications, processes, and/or services with each other.

An application named "myApp" may create a process name "i5.exe" and a service named "Start Adapter". A typical user, unfamiliar with myApp, would be unable to associate the process and service with the application. If myApp fails, the user must be able to make this association when stopping processes and services to avoid damaging the system. The problem is compounded when the user has more than one instance of myApp running. If one of the myApp instances fail and/or the application manager is not updating correctly, the user should be able to identify which application window is associated with the failed instance.

An application, process, and service association manager is needed to assist a user recovering from a failed application, process, and/or service. The manager would consist of three columns: applications running, processes running, and services running. In one implementation, the user can click on any item in the three columns. Upon clicking the item, all items associated with this item, across all columns, are highlighted. When the user clicks another item, the previous highlights are cleared, and the new items are highlighted. To determine which application, processes, and services are associated with an application window, the user can simply give the application window focus. This function is particularly useful when the application window does not appear under the applications running column. When the application window receives focus, t...