Once a service has been created using Topshelf, an extensive command-line vocabulary is available which can be used to install, uninstall, start, and configure the service.
The command-line help can be displayed at any time by entering myService.exe help on the command-line.
The help text from the command line is shown below for easy reference.
service.exe [verb] [-option:value] [-switch]
run Runs the service from the command line (default)
help or –help Displays help
install Installs the service
-username The username to run the service -password The password for the specified username -instance An instance name if registering the service multiple times --autostart The service should start automatically (default) --disabled The service should be set to disabled --manual The service should be started manually --delayed The service should start automatically (delayed) --localservice Run the service with the local service account --networkservice Run the service with the network service permission --interactive The service will prompt the user at installation for the service credentials --sudo Prompts for UAC if running on Vista/W7/2008 -servicename The name that the service should use when installing -description The service description the service should use when installing -displayname The display name the the service should use when installing
start Starts the service if it is not already running
-instance The instance to start
stop Stops the service if it is running
-instance The instance to stop
uninstall Uninstalls the service
-instance An instance name if registering the service multiple times --sudo Prompts for UAC if running on Vista/W7/2008