Application-managed Services

A service must manage its own resources if:

A service in which the application accesses files in a non-transactional way (that is, it does not includes COMMITs and ROLLBACKs), should be application managed.

A transactional application-managed service must contain all the transactional logic it needs, that is, it must complete with all resources either committed or rolled back.

Application-managed services are executed in a similar way to applications in a conventional execution environment such as Enterprise Server or Enterprise Server. One of the main differences is that the process is not terminated at the end of execution of the service.