We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Installing Windows service via Windows Service Administrative Tool

paddycobbett asked
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

How do i install a service via the Windows Service Administrative Tool?

For a little background:

I have an executable which i first called to get this particular service running. It also provided an option to run it as a windows service which i ignored.  After having rebooted my machine, when i now execute it (hoping to run the service) it comes out with the following message:

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

I'm using windows XP, and i know how to get to services (control panel -> Administrative tools -> Services), and am reasonably familiar with it. I have just never had to install a service with it.

Many thanks =)
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 7 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE