I run several game servers. I have lots of Counter-Strike Source servers, a Team Fortress 2 Server, a F.E.A.R. server and now a Call of Duty 4 server. I have always had my server applications running with the server logged on. This was the only way to run the application. Well there is a better way. Run the server app as a service. In the past I have done this, but it required using the sc.exe at the command prompt and sometimes my app’s would not work right. Well now I am using Filedaemon for my servers. Better memory management and greater performance. Of course Filedaemon is for windows because with Linux you can run anything in daemon mode without any effort.