Skype and SipToSis as service on Windows 7

Posted by Max Power | Posted in VOIP | Posted on 25-10-2011-05-2008

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If you are having difficulty getting XYNTService to run Skype and SipToSis on Windows 7 then this article will hopefully clear things up for you.

Edit: I was not able to get this working after a few hours of tinkering around with it and so I just purchased Appicus from MHSpot.com.  This application is cheap ($7.50) and makes it all work.  If you are able to get things working please let me know how you did it.

Windows 7 runs it services in session 0 which does not allow user interaction when they are running.  This means that we will not be able to accept the api call once the service is started (in Windows XP this didn’t matter since we could see the services running and accept the api call).  In order to get it all working we will explicitly specify the path to java in both the locateJava.bat file (SipToSis) and XYNTService.ini file.  This way when we accept the api call during testing it will still be accepted when we install it as a service.

If you have not already read my post about running all of this on Windows XP (Cheap VOIP with Skype and SipToSis) you may want to since it might fill in the gaps.

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Cheap VOIP with Skype and SipToSis

Posted by Max Power | Posted in VOIP | Posted on 06-12-2010-05-2008

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Imagine having VOIP phone service using your existing home phones for about $3/month.

I am using Skype as my VOIP provider which costs about $3.00/month and SipToSis to provide a Skype gateway to a Linksys SPA-3102 where I connect a regular cordless home phone.  I have been using this for a few months now and have had no problems.  In this article I will give the details of my setup.

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