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Problem :

I am very new to C#. I am trying to execute my code related to windows service but I am unable to execute the code I am facing below error.

Cannot start service from the command line or debugger. A winwows Service must first be installed(using installutil.exe) and then started with the ServerExplorer, Windows Services Afministrative tool or the NET START command.

I am looking for expert advice on fixing above error as I have already spent a lot of time in fixing it but with no positive results.

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Solution :

I had faced this issue before and I was able to fix the above issue with the help of Installing the Service Manually.

To install the service manually please follow below procedure:

To be able to install or uninstall your windows service manually which you had created using the .NET Framework you should use the utility InstallUtil.exe. This very useful tool can be found on below path you should use the appropriate framework version number.


To install use below command:

installutil yourproject.exe

To uninstall use below command:

installutil /u yourproject.exe

To install the service programmatically please follow below procedure:

You can also install the service programmatically by using the C# with the help of following class ServiceInstaller (c-sharpcorner).

Hope above procedure helps you.

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