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Installing Windows service via Windows Service Administrative Tool

paddycobbett
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Hi,

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 =)
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