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Adding a service to an existing installation

Postby Picoware » January 23rd, 2012, 9:22 am

Hi,
i have read that is possibile to update an existing service but i need to add a service to an application already installed such as new feature of the program.
It is possible?

Thank's in advance
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Re: Adding a service to an existing installation

Postby Sam » January 23rd, 2012, 9:06 pm

Yes, you can install new services. Just install it like you would in an installer. Normally this means calling your service exe with special commandline arguments. Like "MyService.exe /install"

Specifically you would do this by including a batch file in your update and from that batch file calling the install argument for that executable.

Does that make sense?

I can give you more specific advice if you tell me what language you used for your service and how you typically install it.
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