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Hi CP Experts

I have a windows service project built in .NET 3.5. I have also created a installer for it. Installing the service using the command 'installutil' or the setup.msi project installs the service successfully.

By default any windows service is installed in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Service" folder. However I want to install the windows service in my own directory like "C:\MyProjectServices\Service1.exe".

I tried the option to change the Publish URL using this path
Right Click on WindowsServiceProject > Publish Tab > Installation Folder URL > Browse button.
It allows me to browse to a local folder but gives me error message when I select the folder.

The error message is --
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Microsoft Visual Studio
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Publish.InstallUrl:

The string must be a fully qualified URL or UNC path, for example "http://www.microsoft.com/myapplication" or "\\server\myapplication".
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OK
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From this error message I can understand that the service is expecting a relative path or URL and not a hardcoded or absolute path.

However I would request the confirmation for this issue from the CP experts whether it is possible to install the windows service on a custom path/directory.
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Updated 23-Apr-12 2:54am
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