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ServiceInstall (Function)
In french: ServiceInstalle
Installs a Windows service or a Linux daemon according to the information given in the members of the Service variable.
This service/daemon can be found on the local computer or on a remote computer.
// Example for installing MantaManager
lsExePath is string
lsExePath = """D:\HF Server\MantaManager.exe"""
Service.Description = "Test for installing MantaManager"
Service.Type = serviceTypeSimple
Service.Startup = serviceStartupAutomatic
Service.StartupError = serviceErrorLog
Service.CommandLine = lsExePath + "--SERVICE"
Service.User = "Flora"
Service.Password = "test"
IF ServiceInstall("MantaManager") = False THEN
Error("ServiceInstall('MantaManager'). '"  + ErrorInfo(errFullDetails) + "'")
<Result> = ServiceInstall(<Service name> [, <Remote computer>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the setup was requested,
  • False otherwise. To get more details on the error, use ErrorInfo.
<Service name>: Character string
Name of the service to install.
<Remote computer>: Optional character string
IP address of the remote computer in format (returned by NetIPAddress) or name of the remote computer (returned by NetMachineName).
This parameter is used to install a service on another computer. To use this option, the user must be administrator of remote computer.
If this parameter is not specified or if it corresponds to an empty string (""), the service is handled locally.


  • Windows From Windows Vista, when the UAC mechanism is enabled, ServiceInstall requires administrator privileges.
  • Linux ServiceInstall must be run by the user with 'root' privileges.

Starting the service

ServiceInstall does not automatically start the service after being installed. To start a service, use ServiceStart.

Manual setup of a Linux service

If ServiceInstall cannot be used, you can use the following Linux comands::
  • list the services:
    • Ubuntu: use the Service command
    • list the "/etc/init.d" directory:
      ls /etc/init.d

      Each service will have a binary file installed in this directory.
  • find out the status of a service:
    /etc/init.d/nameService status
  • stop a service:
    /etc/init.d/nameService stop
  • start a service:
    /etc/init.d/nameService start
Component: wd290std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 12
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