[Mono-list] Installing Windows service on Windows

Erik Cederstrand erik at cederstrand.dk
Wed Nov 2 11:20:32 EDT 2011

Hi all,

(Newbie warning) I have created a test Windows Service using Mono 2.10.6 and MonoDevelop 2.8.1 on OSX and compiled it against .NET 4.0 to an executable. I then wanted to install it on my Windows 7 VM (Mono is not installed there) using InstallUtil.exe, but I get the following error.

  PS F:\> C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe OneCalService.exe
  Microsoft (R) .NET Framework Installation utility Version 4.0.30319.1
  Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

  Exception occurred while initializing the installation:
  System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'file:///F:\OneCalService.exe' or one of its dependencies.
  The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG)).

Am I doing something unsupported? How do I create a Windows Service using Mono, and install it on a Windows machine that only has .NET installed?

Attaching my sample code.


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