david_fullbrook
Level 3

Installing a Windows Service

Since our build environment has moved to TFS, I have had to convert our perfectly working Windows installers to Installshield LE for VS2010 (sorry but that's a bit of a moan at Microsoft - TFS doesn't support the vdproj project types). I have come to a Windows Service requiring an Installer and I cannot find out how to install a Windows Service using InstallShield LE for VS2010. Can anyone help, please?
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Christopher_Pai
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Actually it's VDPROJ that doesn't support MSBUILD. TeamBuild works best with MSBuild projects but you can also build non MSBuild Solutions. Here's the best approach that I've used:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaronhallberg/archive/2007/03/30/building-non-msbuild-projects-with-team-bui...

That said, I suggest reading a couple articles:

http://blog.deploymentengineering.com/2011/03/redemption-of-visual-studio-deployment.html

http://blog.deploymentengineering.com/2011/01/augmenting-installshield-using-windows_19.html
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