.NET Service Install Always Fails Using InstallAware?

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pointeman
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.NET Service Install Always Fails Using InstallAware?

Postby pointeman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:38 pm

I don't get it. Wise Installer works great, InstallShield works great, but as much as I try InstallAware will not install my .NET service.

I’m considering using a this command line from a .bat file that always install and uninstall our .NET service.

Q. How can I script this to work with InstallAware?

C:\\WINDOWS\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v2.0.50727\\installutil.exe /i "C:\\Program Files\\Pointesoft\\SyslogIT\\syslgsvc.exe

JebaDaHut
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Postby JebaDaHut » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:30 am

Any solutions to this issue? I'm facing the same problem as well.

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Postby CandiceJones » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:03 am

You can always call Run Program for things like these, but the native InstallAware command which calls installutil for you is Run .NET Installer Class.
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wal
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Postby wal » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:38 pm

Hi pointeman;
There are two ways to install a windows service installutil and SC (service controller), Maybe installshield uses SC. I Have developed several window services that require the .exe to be protected from de-compiling, the system we use to protect the apps changes the internal structure of the app and installutil will not work.
SC is a command line utility to add services to windows, you have to be carefull as it does not do any error checking for you, you can add a service for a program that is not an actual service, and you can even add a service for a file and directory that doesn’t exist.
I am not currently using installaware (and having doubts with what I am reading in these forums about support issues), the little install app I currently use allows me to run files during and after installation, so I use a batch file after everything else is installed. All our installs are currently fixed and the user cannot user can not change the install path, if you have a dynamic install path then you will need to take that into account with your scripting, perhaps a little vb app that reads the install directory and calls the shell command.

I have added some basic examples below, I hope this helps.

SC is really easy to use and is part of the standard windows.
To add a service from the command line simply type
sc.exe Create <name> binPath= "<full>" DisplayName= "<user>" type= own type= interact depend= lanmanworkstation start= auto
The create statement can’t seem to add a description to a second line is required
sc.exe Description <name> "<you>"
To remove this service
Sc.exe delete <name>


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