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Install Windows Service

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The windows service has reference to some custom DLL's, which are located in
"subfolder/anotherfolder" relative to the service exe. There is a
configuration file for the .exe which specifies to add
"subfolder/anotherfolder" as a path to search for dll's needed for the

However, during the install, this configuration file is ignored. Since the
DLL's are not found, the install fails.

What is the proper way to do this (putting the DLL's in the same directory
as the service executable is NOT an option).

It's hard to believe that no one in MS thought that people would want to
install windows services, but not necessarily have all the DLL's in the same
directory. This seems like a pretty basic requirement.

Jul 21 '05 #1
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