View Full Version : Register Windows Service failed in Windows server 2003

02-24-2014, 11:33 PM

Currently I’m using InstallAnywhere 2013 Premier for my project. This project requires me to register my program executable as a windows service hence I use the built-in
function “Register Windows Service” for that purpose.

For a start, I have created a simple java proxy program and register this as windows service using the Register Windows Service. Did a testing on several OS and the installer works fine in both Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) and Windows 7. However this is not the case for Windows Server 2003 (64-bit). From the installer log, it seems like it has failed to register the service with the message as per below:-

Register NT Service: MyService
Additional Notes: WARNING - Failure registering the NT Service

Does the built-in function “Register Windows Service” supports for Windows Server 2003 as well? If yes, appreciate your advise on the failure.

02-25-2014, 03:40 AM

Did you had some windows event log that may better describe what the problem is?