Installing Windows Service RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm creating a Windows service for a non-technical client. I'd like to create a user friendly installer for him. What are my options?

    I know about two possibilities but both of them have their drawbacks:

    1. InstallUtil (located at C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319). The downside is that the InstallUtil tool is located in a specific folder. How could I ensure it exists on my client's server?

    2. InstallShield - this would be perfect solution but it has to be purchased in order to allow me to fully configure my Windows service.

    Is there any way of creating an installation package for a Windows service without using a third party tools (such as InstallShield) and preferably avoiding running any command-line utilities (such as InstallUtil)?



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    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:48 PM


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