Created On:  26 July 2012

Problem:

Running FSSERVICE -i to install Fileshare as a service fails with the following error:

"FSS005-S Fileshare Service failed to install."

Resolution:

User Account Control in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 extends to the Command Prompt and prevents users (even those with administrator privileges) to run a command to install a program as a service.

You need to open a Command Prompt that is run as administrator to install a program, such as FSSERVICE, as a service.

To run FSSERVICE command from the Command Prompt:

1. Right-click on the Command Prompt shortcut
2. Click on Run as Administrator
3. Issue the FSSERVICE command

You should then get the following message:

"FSS004-I Fileshare Service installed successfully."

Incident #2584419