I have created a window service using C#.NET and want to create its automatic updater service. My service will be installed from my custom msi windows installer. I start browsing and found wybuild is tool which will help you to do so, but will work only with services installed as LocalSystem.
Here my window service will run under context of a user credentials.
These are my queries, if I think of creating it manually -
1) Is there any other package available to do this task?
2) If I will develop this updater service manually, How I need to proceed? Like one major query I have is - Should Uninstall and install service from scratch so that will have proper version when I will try to uninstall it from Program and Feature. Or should I just replace files and start service? Will this create any issues in versioning, when I will try to uninstall it from Program and Feature?
3) On server how files should be placed, zip or normal. If zip, what if any errors came while extracting or something?
Like these kind of 'n' number of issues I am worried about.