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Using InstallUtil.exe to install Windows Service

void InstallService(string serviceFilePath, string destFolder)
{
    string sysRoot = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("SystemRoot");
    ProcessStartInfo info = new ProcessStartInfo();
    info.FileName = Path.Combine(sysRoot, @"Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe");
    info.Arguments = "\"" + serviceFilePath + "\"";
    //info.CreateNoWindow = true;
    //info.UseShellExecute = false;
    Process.Start(info);
}

/*
Because the Console cannot read path which contains space like c:\Program Files, so we need to enclose the path with a pair of double quotation. Eg: from @"c:\Program Files" to "\"" + @"c:\Program Files" + "\"".
Then later the command given to the Console is  installutil.exe "c:\Program Files\svc.exe" rather than  installutil.exe c:\Program Files\svc.exe
*/
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using-installutilexe-to-install-windows-service
<table class="highlighttable"><tr><td class="linenos"><div class="linenodiv"><pre><a href="#L-1"> 1</a> <a href="#L-2"> 2</a> <a href="#L-3"> 3</a> <a href="#L-4"> 4</a> <a href="#L-5"> 5</a> <a href="#L-6"> 6</a> <a href="#L-7"> 7</a> <a href="#L-8"> 8</a> <a href="#L-9"> 9</a> <a href="#L-10">10</a> <a href="#L-11">11</a> <a href="#L-12">12</a> <a href="#L-13">13</a> <a href="#L-14">14</a> <a href="#L-15">15</a></pre></div></td><td class="code"><div class="highlight"><pre><span></span><span id="L-1"><a name="L-1"></a><span class="k">void</span> <span class="nf">InstallService</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="kt">string</span> <span class="n">serviceFilePath</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="kt">string</span> <span class="n">destFolder</span><span class="p">)</span> </span><span id="L-2"><a name="L-2"></a><span class="p">{</span> </span><span id="L-3"><a name="L-3"></a> <span class="kt">string</span> <span class="n">sysRoot</span> <span class="p">=</span> <span class="n">Environment</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">GetEnvironmentVariable</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="s">&quot;SystemRoot&quot;</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-4"><a name="L-4"></a> <span class="n">ProcessStartInfo</span> <span class="n">info</span> <span class="p">=</span> <span class="k">new</span> <span class="n">ProcessStartInfo</span><span class="p">();</span> </span><span id="L-5"><a name="L-5"></a> <span class="n">info</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">FileName</span> <span class="p">=</span> <span class="n">Path</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Combine</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="n">sysRoot</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="s">@&quot;Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe&quot;</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-6"><a name="L-6"></a> <span class="n">info</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Arguments</span> <span class="p">=</span> <span class="s">&quot;\&quot;&quot;</span> <span class="p">+</span> <span class="n">serviceFilePath</span> <span class="p">+</span> <span class="s">&quot;\&quot;&quot;</span><span class="p">;</span> </span><span id="L-7"><a name="L-7"></a> <span class="c1">//info.CreateNoWindow = true;</span> </span><span id="L-8"><a name="L-8"></a> <span class="c1">//info.UseShellExecute = false;</span> </span><span id="L-9"><a name="L-9"></a> <span class="n">Process</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Start</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="n">info</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-10"><a name="L-10"></a><span class="p">}</span> </span><span id="L-11"><a name="L-11"></a> </span><span id="L-12"><a name="L-12"></a><span class="cm">/*</span> </span><span id="L-13"><a name="L-13"></a><span class="cm">Because the Console cannot read path which contains space like c:\Program Files, so we need to enclose the path with a pair of double quotation. Eg: from @&quot;c:\Program Files&quot; to &quot;\&quot;&quot; + @&quot;c:\Program Files&quot; + &quot;\&quot;&quot;.</span> </span><span id="L-14"><a name="L-14"></a><span class="cm">Then later the command given to the Console is installutil.exe &quot;c:\Program Files\svc.exe&quot; rather than installutil.exe c:\Program Files\svc.exe</span> </span><span id="L-15"><a name="L-15"></a><span class="cm">*/</span> </span></pre></div> </td></tr></table>
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