Thursday August 27th

Wednesday August 26th

Windows Services Can Install Themselves

Using the InstallUtil.exe utility that ships with the .NET SDK can be a real pain. It's rarely in the PATH so you probably have to hunt down the utility when you are working on QA and production servers as I do. Installing a Windows Service should be easier. In this short article, I'll show you a way to make your Windows Services install themselves without needing InstallUtil.exe at all.

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You know, I submitted this almost a week ago and it even was on the front page today. Then I got the following email.....

Your post
'Create Windows Services That Can Install Themselves'
'Never use the InstallUtil.exe utility that ships with the .NET SDK again. Using the InstallUtil.exe utility that ships with the .NET SDK can be a real pain. It's rarely in the PATH so you probably have to hunt down the utility when you are working on QA and production servers as I do. Installing a Windows Service should be easier. In this short article, I'll show you a way to make your Windows Services install themselves without needing InstallUtil.exe at all.'

was deleted by a moderator.

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... Why would it have been deleted?

I saw the original post in my rss reader and disappointed to see it removed. I'd like to know why too.

I've explained the reason in the spy page. I chose to do it since the link on CodeProject was broken (I guess it was because they moved the article to another url) and I didn't want to leave on the homepage a story with a broken link.

Sorry if this caused some confusion, I hope you understand.

Thanks for reposting this article, I tried to access the original article and the link was broken.

That makes sense, thanks. It's pretty annoying when that happens. I've actually seen CodeProject acticles moved like that quite a bit.

Yes, I noticed that too, but I can't guess why they didn't put up a redirection mechanism.

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