I am trying to create a wix installer to install and start a Windows Service under NetworkService account, but failed, what I got is "Service"() could not be installed. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install system services."
Please advice, my code is as below:
<Component Id="service" Guid='myguid'> <File Id='JobServiceEXE' Name='JobService.exe' DiskId='1' Source='mypath\JobService.exe' KeyPath='yes' /> <ServiceControl Id="JobService" Name="[SERVICEID]" Stop="uninstall" Remove="uninstall" Wait="yes" /> <ServiceInstall Id="JobService" Name="[SERVICEID]" DisplayName="[SERVICENAME]" Type="ownProcess" Start="auto" ErrorControl="normal" Vital ='yes' Account="NT Authority\NetworkService" Description="Job Service" /> </Component>
First, the message you're getting may be due to a security issue. Your installer must be run by an administrator because creating services requires administrative privileges. You might check for that in a
NT Authority\NetworkService as the account name will fail on non-English systems, because built-in account names are localized. Instead, use plain old
NetworkService which Wix recognizes specially and resolves into the correct localized name.