Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Windows Service uninstall failed

Whilst developing a Windows Service, an exception occurred. I opted not to debug and when I exited the VS instance the service naturally terminated.

When I got back into the Services MMC, my service was marked as Disabled. When trying to uninstall the service through InstallUtil myservice.exe /u, the following exception was raised:

An exception occurred during the Install phase.
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The specified service has been marked for deletion

This problem is easy enough to solve. Just quit the MMC and uninstall the service again.

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