Custom Action to install service

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Custom Action to install service
Unable to start service 
Greg Pakes




Posts: 1
Joined: 2014-10-13
I am trying to use the Custom Actions to install and uninstall my service. This is working perfectly with the vdproj, so i know my Installer class is all ok.

There are 2 issues.

1. Duplicate entries added to wxs file (this is more of a bug report)

- When I add the Install and Uninstall custom actions, duplicate entries get added into the WXS file. I can remove these manually to get it to work, but I just wanted to let you know.

2. Install fails (this is the main issue).

- When I then try to install my application, I get the following error:

Error 1001. Access to the path "c:\path\to\my\application\servicename.InstallState" is denied.

Any ideas?
Posted 13 Oct, 2014 19:46:50 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


Add-in Express team


Posts: 2731
Joined: 2004-04-05
Hi Greg,

Could you please send your project (or some demo project with the same behavior) to me for testing? I will try to find and fix the cause. You can find our support email address in the readme.txt file located in the WiX Designer installation folder.
Posted 14 Oct, 2014 03:21:10 Top