[wix-users] Remote Service Stop & Start

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Fri May 25 05:02:08 PDT 2018

Thanks a lot for your detailed response, Edwin.


On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 11:42 PM, Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Window Installer standard actions *only* act locally. Thus ServiceControl
> only acts on local services.
> The WiX documentation for ServiceControl
> http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/xsd/wix/servicecontrol.html
> has a link to the MSDN documentation for the ServiceControl table
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa371634.aspx
> which says the ServiceControl table affects the StartServices,
> StopServices, and DeleteServices standard actions.
> If ServiceControl had remote support, *which it doesn't*, then your custom
> action(s) would need to run before one or more of the appropriate standard
> actions above.
> Changing system resources on another machine remotely seems like a really,
> really, really bad idea. Good luck!
> --
> Edwin G. Castro
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 5:59 AM, Ven H via wix-users <
> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>> I have a custom action which does some actions in a remote SQL server.
>> After this, there is a requirement to stop and start SQL service in that
>> remote machine. I know there is ServiceControl element.
>> But, can we use ServiceControl to stop / service on a remote server? Also,
>> if ServiceControl element is defined in wxs file, is it possible to
>> ensure,
>> it gets called after the successful execution of the custom action? If
>> both
>> these are not possible, I may have to stop & start the service
>> programmatically from my custom action. Please help.
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