- Syntax for passing a parameter to a Windows Service from the command line:
net start WindowsServiceName /ParameterName
08/19/2011 The above step was not working. The parameter was not being passed to the service. Instead, after intalling the service, I modified the registry.
Within the key of your chosen service name you will find a value pair named ImagePath which is associated with the path to the service complete with any related parameters.
For example: "C:\Program Files\WindowServiceProgramName.exe" ParameterName (Notice that the parameter goes OUTSIDE of the quotes of the path to the executable.)
Here is the link where I found this information.