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Help with Installutil and Windows Service Urgent

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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
My vb.net windows service works fine in the development environment. When I try to install it on another server using the installutil utility the service fails to start. It gives me an error 1053 the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

My release of .Net is the same on both the development and server. (1.1.4322.573)
I made sure the service manager was closed before using installutil from the command prompt.
I changed directories to the directory containing my executable prior to running installutil.

I've commented out all code in the initializecompent routine with the exception of setting the service name and it still fails
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