iCal can be installed as a system service by selecting iCal Install as a Service from the iCal program group available from the Start Button. Then go to the system Services Dialog to start the iCal service. The service name is iCalService.

There are a few iCal configuration items that can only be set through the console dialog box that appears when run as an application.

iCal configuration items can be changed after starting as a service. There is a property setting available on the Service's dialog box to Allow service to interact with the desktop. By checking this option and restarting the service the iCal dialog box will appear. This will allow you to change settings. Then stop the iCal service, uncheck the Allow service to interact with the desktop, and restart the service.

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