How to solve "The installation source for this product is not available" error?

When you develop your enterprise application and deploy your application as a window service, you may encounter the following problem :

The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.

In this case, you can not install a new version of windows service because the installed service is corrupted and exists in the system.

The installed service should be existed in “Administration Tools -> Services” and “Control panel -> Programs”

And to deploy or install a new version of service, you need to remove the two services.

Here are two steps to make it:

1. Use windows “Fix It” tool to solve the registry corruption problem

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971187

It will remove the installed programs.

2. Use “Service Control” command to delete the service

> sc delete {serviceName}

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490995.aspx

It will remove the installed service.

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