Have you ever had a windows service that stops working occasionally and wanted a way to be notified when it is non-functional or wanted it to reboot itself as needed? You can restart windows services in code. Your code can even restart a server
Many developers seem to want the GUI windows service install approach. It appears as if Microsoft removed something from at least some of the SKU’s for Visual Studio 2012, as there is a stackoverflow question mentioning the ‘Add Installer’ menu item doesn’t work for them.
You cannot run a windows service project on your development machine by pressing F5, at least not out of the box. If you did, you would get this error message. Cannot start service from the command line or a debugger. A Windows Service must first