[wix-users] custom windows service - disabling FilesInUse

Adnan Shaheen shaheen4qau at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 07:39:10 PDT 2019

If you could paste the script related to service. Someone may be able to
point you in the right direction.

Adnan Shaheen.

On Sun, 31 Mar 2019 at 09:30, David Bernhard via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> Hello wix-users,
> I have an installer which installs a windows service (with apache
> prunsrv), so it's not installed by wix. And when I'm updating the
> application I'm always getting the "FilesInUse" dialog. Even though I'm
> stopping the service when uninstalling (but that's in a later sequence...).
> To get rid of this dialog I tried several things.
> *        Suppress the InstallValidate sequence
> *        Use a ServiceControl to stop the service when uninstalling
> *        Set MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL to "Disable" (and "Disabled")
> But none of them worked. Is the only solution to rebuild WixUIExtensions
> without the dialog?
> I appreciate your help,
> David
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