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aspnet-windows-service

This repository provides a shell project that you can use to get a Windows service hosting ASP.NET 5 with static files and MVC 6.

For detailed information, please read the following post: How to Host ASP.NET in a Windows Service

Installation

0. Run a Command Prompt as Administrator

This is needed in order to run the install command.

1. Clone the repository

Run git clone https://github.com/taskmatics/aspnet-windows-service

Run cd aspnet-windows-service

2. Install the service

Run install <optional-service-name> (AspNetWindowsService is used by default for the name)

This command does a few things:

  • Publishes the project to an output folder (.\publish-output)
  • Installs the Windows service (using the service name provided) and points to the run.cmd in the published output folder
  • Starts the service

Browsing the Website

To view static content (from index.html), launch a browser and navigate to http://localhost:5000. The port is configurable in code in the src\Program.cs.

To view MVC output (from TimeController), launch a browser and navigate to http://localhost:5000/time. The port is configurable in code in the src\Program.cs.

Uninstalling

Run uninstall <optional-service-name> (The name must match the one used during install.)

This command will stop and uninstall the Windows service (using the service name provided).