[wix-users] Stop & Start Service

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 08:53:16 PST 2017

Thank you Chris. But, does this really work as expected? Because, I see it
stops & starts quickly and doesn't seem to follow the sequence. Also, it's
a requirement to stop it at beginning and start it back towards the end of
the installation.


On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Christopher Painter <chrpai at iswix.com>

> That's pretty much what MSI was designed to do.  The StopServices action
> is run towards the front (1900) and the StartServices action is ran much
> later near the end (5900).
> That said, I typically don't start/stop  IIS unless I really have to.
> Usually I'm dealing with ASP.NET applications and modern versions of IIS
> are pretty good about noticing changes to a web.config file and
> automatically restarting that portion of the web server.
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/
> aa372038(v=vs.85).aspx
> Suggested InstallExecuteSequence (Windows)
> <https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa372038(v=vs.85).aspx>
> msdn.microsoft.com
> The suggested action sequences for a basic InstallExecuteSequence table in
> a Windows Installer database.
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> *Subject:* [wix-users] Stop & Start Service
> Using the ServiceControl element, we can start or stop (or both) a service
> during MSI installation. But, I need to stop a service (for example IIS) at
> the beginning of MSI installation and start it again during the end of MSI
> installation. Can anyone please help me achieve this?
> Regards,
> Venkatesh
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