C# Examples


Install / Uninstall .NET Windows Service [C#]

This example shows how to install and uninstall a .NET windows service.

Install service using InstallUtil.exe

To install or uninstall windows service (which was created using .NET Framework) use utility InstallUtil.exe. This tool can be found in the following path (use appropriate framework version number).


To install .NET service run command similar to this (specify full path to your service).

InstallUtil.exe "c:\myservice.exe"

To uninstall .NET service use the same command with parameter /u.

InstallUtil.exe /u "c:\myservice.exe"

Install service programmatically

To install service programmatically using C# see the following class ServiceInstaller in c-sharpcorner.com article.

See also

By Jan Slama, 16-Apr-2008