Install Service Action—Setting Properties

The Install Service action is used to register a service with the Service Control Manager (SCM), so that it can then be started and stopped in the background under the control of the SCM. Generally, administrator privileges are required for this action. Services do not run on Windows 95, 98, or ME.

To set Install Service properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Services folder and double-click the Install Service action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. In the Executable box, click the Open folder button and navigate to the .exe file for the service.

  3. In the Display name box, enter the name for the service as you want it to appear on selection lists.

  4. In the Username box, enter the user name that the service will use to log on. The service will have the rights associated with this user name.

  5. In the Password box, enter the password associated with the user name.

  6. In the Error severity box, select the level of error to be recorded in the system events log when the service generates an error.

  7. In the Service type box, select the type of service. The selections are as follows:

  8. In the Run type box, select one of the following:

  9. If the service should be able to interact with the desktop, select Interactive service.

  10. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  11. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  12. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Install Service Action