Sunday, December 19, 2010

Install .NET Windows Service - installutil

1. Open the visual studio 2008 command prompt (or the 2010 version) as an administrator
2. Change to the directory where the binaries are deployed
3. Execute the following: installutil MyService.exe

> cd C:\Projects\Builds\MyService
> installutil MyService.exe
> exit

2.- Second Approach

1. open a command prompt as administrator
2. change to the .NET Framwork 2.0 directory
3. execute installutil specifying the full service path

> cd C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727
> installutil C:\Projects\Builds\MyService\MyService.exe
> exit

If everything was ok, the service is installed and available in the service manager (service.msc)

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