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No mapping between account names and security IDs

When installing a windows service, using installutil, it prompted for a username, and password, and
since my Administrator user didn’t have a password, I got the following error:
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done
After reading a few posts, I found a handy tip to solve this
Add this to the ProjectInstaller.cs file (in InitializeComponent)
this.serviceProcessInstaller1.Account = System.ServiceProcess.ServiceAccount.LocalSystem;
Et viola, it installs without prompting for a password.
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  1. Bewin
    September 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks… You have made my day.


  2. Lee
    January 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Many thanks for your top tip.


  3. Juan
    March 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    If you enter this line of code, you can take out this other two..


    Really good tip!!!


  4. Nuno vaz dos Ramos
    November 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Worked like a bomb……SWEEEEETTTTTT!!!


  5. Edwin
    March 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks for your tip and to Juan as well 🙂 This saved me a lot of head scratching!


  6. TS
    February 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for your tip. It’ s worked 🙂


  7. Sudheer Kumar
    November 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you brother. You saved my weekend.


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