How to install Windows Services with Actual Installer

Common questions about using Actual Installer.
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softsoap
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How to install Windows Services with Actual Installer

Post by softsoap »

Hi,
this post is to show you how to install a Windows Service during the installation.
let's say the service name is : SyncTime

Open : Actual Installer
Click on : System
Go on the tab : Commands

You will enter 4 new commands.
1: to install the service after Installation
2: to start the service after Installation
3: to stop the service before Uninstallation
4: to delete the service before Uninstallation

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1 ----------------------------------
Command: <SystemDir>\sc.exe
Parameters: create "SyncTime" binPath= "<InstallDir>\SyncTime.exe" DisplayName= "Sync Time" start= auto
Show: Hide
Timing: After Installation
Wait Until Process Finishes : Yes

2 ----------------------------------
Command: <SystemDir>\sc.exe
Parameters: start "SyncTime"
Show: Hide
Timing: After Installation
Wait Until Process Finishes : Yes

3 ----------------------------------
Command: <SystemDir>\sc.exe
Parameters: stop "SyncTime"
Show: Hide
Timing: Before Uninstallation
Wait Until Process Finishes : Yes

4 ----------------------------------
Command: <SystemDir>\sc.exe
Parameters: delete "SyncTime"
Show: Hide
Timing: Before Uninstallation
Wait Until Process Finishes : Yes
I hope this will help somebody.

Regards
Soft
Last edited by softsoap on Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Leo
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Re: How to install Windows Services with Actual Installer

Post by Leo »

Thank you for that!
Leo,
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softsoap
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Re: How to install Windows Services with Actual Installer

Post by softsoap »

I forgot something.

you should add this one too.

Just to make sure when you update your software you will be able to replace the exe with the new one.

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Command: <SystemDir>\sc.exe
Parameters: stop "SyncTime"
Show: Hide
Timing: Before Installation
Wait Until Process Finishes : Yes
DaniealD
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Re: How to install Windows Services with Actual Installer

Post by DaniealD »

thanks for your great tips to install.
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