Well it is difficult to keep up with all of the news going on in and surrounding .NET, but I missed the news (from a couple of years ago) that new versions of VS.NET would no longer have the deployment/installer package as a project type. I was a bit shocked when I was looking for a setup project for my Windows Service and the old 'Setup' project type was no longer listed in VS.NET 2012.
A more official source of this information can be found on this MSDN blog post by Buck Hodges:
Visual Studio setup projects (vdproj) will not ship with future versions of VS
As for a quick install of a Windows Service for developement scenarios, just use the 'installutil.exe' installer tool (this tool is automatically installed with Visual Studio and with the Windows SDK) using the following command:
Alternatives? WiX and NSIS are good alternatives. WiX allows creation of .msi packages for silent deployments (if required or desired) and NSIS creates a .exe and offers a straight forward to use scripting language to build deployment packages. Both have a ton of documentation and support. I have used NSIS only briefly, but it offers a low level richness that will suffice for any size deployment needed. Here are some links to each product:
A quick word if anyone is upset at Microsoft for this - don't be. We all have to yield to the massive open source communities with their maturing and robust products that just overall trump anything a little sector within the tools section of the VS.NET team can produce and support on an ongoing basis. It's better to become familiar with one of these well known and stable open source deployment products and begin using them anyway.