Including Additional Files

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

Using the CMAK wizard, you can include additional files with your service profile to help your users implement your service. All files that are needed for your service that are not specified elsewhere in the CMAK wizard should be specified on the Additional Files page. This section contains information on files that you might want to include as Additional Files.

Custom action and monitored application files

If you create a custom action, you include the program for the custom action by specifying it on the Add/Edit Custom Actions page. However, you can specify only one program there for each custom action. You must specify any other files required to implement the custom action as Additional Files. The same is true for monitored applications. For more information on the files that should be included with custom actions and monitored applications, see Incorporating Custom Actions.

User documentation files

If you create user documentation for your service, you can include this information in your service profile by specifying the user documentation files as Additional Files. This does not include a customized Help file (either .chm or .hlp) which are included on the Include a Custom Help File page.

Other files

If, after running the CMAK wizard, you do any advanced customization by editing any of the service-profile files, you may need to include additional files to support some of your advanced customization. You specify any files needed to implement advanced customization as Additional Files. For more information on this type of advanced customization, see Advanced Customization.

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