[wix-users] ServiceInstall

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Mon Dec 7 15:36:27 PST 2015

You need a mechanism for remembering the account and password the service is setup to run as.  Otherwise, repair, patching, etc. will mis-configure your services.  Rob has an article on his blog about the "Remember Pattern."

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer | Integration Development Group | Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Ext:  431050 |JoCooper at jackhenry.com

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Robert Beardsworth
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2015 5:24 PM
To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
Subject: [wix-users] ServiceInstall

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Hi All,
   before I go down the road of changing from our configuration wizard (which currently installs and configures services from installed .exes)  to the WIX serviceinstall element I have a quick question about what happens on repair. 
Because our services cannot run as local system, and we have multiple services which can be enabled/disabled at any time after the installation I was thinking that I could install all services using:
user -> local systemstartup -> disabled and then have the configuration wizard only change the user/startup type (this would keep the installation/uninstall in charge of installing/uninstalling the services, starting/stopping as needed). 
However what would happen if I ran a repair? Would the user and startup revert to local system/disabled?
Thanks, Rob

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