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Hi I am working on a project where the customer has to register through web application after few days a certain alert has to be send to him through SMS or through E-mail which he has provided during registration time .For such alert messages I can use Windows Application/Windows Service (Means it should work automatically) is my thinking is right or any option is there in web application which do such back ground work automatically something like threading .

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[If I understand you correctly]

As I see it you need to have an event Ti later than the registration time.
I would suggest you keep the registration information in a Database.
You can have an application (a local application rather than a web application, to answer your question) that will do polling on the DB to see if there is a user to send an SMS\mail to.
Send the notice to the user and mark the user with a flag saying that it was sent.
Depending on an application that will count several days, for many users seem like a very bad idea. While managing it on a DB is also crash-tolerant - meaning that if your server application goes down, (either crash or maintenance) it can pick up where it left before the shutdown.

Good luck,
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From my experience I suggest you to create SQL server job to do this. because it is more reliable than windows service or separate application.
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arunrv 5-May-13 13:22pm    
I am using MS access as DB s there job option in it .
Yahya Mohammed Ammouri 6-May-13 1:44am    
I do not know about MS Access

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