Command Line question for srvany.exe

Take a look at the command line shared on the following page (

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools>instsrv [b]Dropbox[/b] "c:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe"

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The Dropbox reference is throwing me. It's a reference to the Dropbox executable, correct? If so, dropbox.exe needs to be a PATH variable. Correct?
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The Dropbox reference is just the name of the service you create with "instsrv".
You can just give it any name you like.
In addition to zalazar's comment, further down the page it says: 12. Add a new string value “Application”, (type REG_SZ). Set the value to the path to the dropbox.exe binary so you can specify the path.
Indeed. After that is done you need to start the registry editor via "regedit.exe"
And create a new registry key called:

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Within this key you have to add a REG_SZ value called: Application
The data of this Application value should be the path to the Dropbox executable.

Within the same key also create another REG_SZ value called: AppDirectory
The data of this AppDirectory value should be the path to the Dropbox installation directory.

After that you can go to the services management mmc via:
Start |Run... |services.msc
Go to the Dropbox service
Change the "Log on As" to the correct username, e.g. Administrator
Start the service
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