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Windows Service Error 1083

Hi Experts

I am being tasked with building an automatic CSV writer to pull information from a database and write to CSV file.

I have created a Windows Service, and installer however, when i go to run the Service is fails with the error

Windows could not start the CSV Writer - Neo to TwoFour service on local computer
error 1083:
the executable program that this service is configured to run does not implement the service.

Imports System
Imports System.Timers
Imports System.ServiceProcess
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.Sql
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Configuration

Public Class Service1
    Inherits ServiceBase
    Private serviceTimer As Timer

    Dim sqlconn As New SqlConnection
    Dim connstr As String
    Dim sqldr As SqlDataReader
    Dim sqlstr As String
    Dim Frequency As Integer = 10000

    Public Sub New()
        ServiceName = "wsCSVWriter"
        CanStop = True
        CanPauseAndContinue = True
        CanHandleSessionChangeEvent = True
        AutoLog = True

        ' This call is required by the designer.

        ' Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call.

    End Sub

    Private Sub WriteLogEntry(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As ElapsedEventArgs)

        EventLog.WriteEntry("CSVWriter Service active : " & e.SignalTime)
        ' Restart the timer.
    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Sub OnStart(ByVal args() As String)
        ' Obtain the interval between log entry writes from the first
        ' argument. Use 5000 milliseconds by default and enforce a 1000
        ' millisecond minimum.
        Dim interval As Double
            interval = Double.Parse(args(0))
            interval = Math.Max(1000, interval)
        Catch ex As Exception
            interval = 5000
        End Try
        EventLog.WriteEntry(String.Format("CSVWriter Service starting. Writing log entries every {0} milliseconds...", interval))
        ' Create, configure and start a System.Timers.Timer to
        ' periodically call the WriteLogEntry method. The Start
        ' and Stop methods of the System.Timers.Timer class
        ' make starting, pausing, resuming, and stopping the
        ' service straightforward.
        serviceTimer = New Timer
        serviceTimer.Interval = interval
        serviceTimer.AutoReset = True
        AddHandler serviceTimer.Elapsed, AddressOf WriteLogEntry

    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Sub OnStop()
        EventLog.WriteEntry("CSVWriter Service stopping...")
    End Sub

End Class

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project installer

Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Configuration.Install
Imports System.ServiceProcess

Public Class ProjectInstaller
    Inherits Installer

    Public Sub New()

        'This call is required by the Component Designer.

        'Add initialization code after the call to InitializeComponent
        Dim ServiceExampleProcess As New ServiceProcessInstaller
        ServiceExampleProcess.Account = ServiceAccount.LocalSystem
        ' Instantiate and configure a ServiceInstaller.
        Dim ServiceExampleInstaller As New ServiceInstaller
        ServiceExampleInstaller.DisplayName = "CSV Writer - Neo to TwoFour"
        ServiceExampleInstaller.ServiceName = "wsCSVWriter.exe"
        ServiceExampleInstaller.StartType = ServiceStartMode.Automatic

    End Sub

    Private Sub ServiceInstaller1_AfterInstall(sender As Object, e As InstallEventArgs) Handles ServiceInstaller1.AfterInstall

    End Sub
End Class

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any and all help appreciated
1 Solution
Mihai StancescuSoftware Engineer Commented:

Change this line in the installer class:
ServiceExampleInstaller.ServiceName = "wsCSVWriter.exe"

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to this:
ServiceExampleInstaller.ServiceName = "wsCSVWriter"

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You have set different service name in the service class and installer class.

SimonPrice33Author Commented:
thank you, I have resolved the issue now :)
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