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VB.NET Windows Service Not Runnign Code

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I have built a windows service that I want to run on every monday and the 2nd and 16th of any given month.  The service installed correctly and when I start/restart the service it runs the code, but it doesn't run it on the Mondays, 2nd, or 16th.  I put my code in below.  Any ideas on why this isn't working.  This is my first windows service I have built.  I am using a global date variable to hold the the current date as the service runs.
EventLog.WriteEntry("Dup Remover Started")

        If Date.Today <> dDate Then

            If DatePart(DateInterval.Weekday, Now()) = vbMonday Or DatePart(DateInterval.Day, Now()) = 16 Or DatePart(DateInterval.Day, Now()) = 2 Then

                'run dup checker

                'Dim CL As New Dupcl.dupClean

                'CL.Cleaner()

                Cleaner()

                EventLog.WriteEntry("Service Started On " & Date.Today)

                dDate = Date.Today

                EventLog.WriteEntry("Service Completed")

            End If

        End If

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Why make this a service?
If I have something I want to run regularly, I "Schedule Task"
If it has to be a service, then make a batch file to start and stop it, and schedule that.

Otherwise, I would start with updating your ASP.net to 3.5 +patches.
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Make this into a windows application and schedule that application in the task scheduler.
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by:bengelhart
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will give that a try.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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the code you showed is fine, AFAIK.

however, did you set up some "timed-event" to the service code runs/checks the above regularly?
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I just scheduled the task and it works fine that way.
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