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Summary: Starting a windows service from .net
Language: C#
Author: Poovannan Rajendran
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Culture: en-US
Bytes: 654
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 //Retreive the Service and Machine name from config file
            string servicename = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["ServiceMachine"].ToString();
            string serviceMachine = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["MachineName"].ToString();
            //Create a new ServiceController object with the service and machine name as parameters
            ServiceController svc = new ServiceController(servicename, serviceMachine);
            //Start the service if its not already running
            if (svc.Status == ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped)
                //Start the Service

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