#5 Run Prosody as a service on Windows

Reporter MattJ
Owner Waqas
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  • Type-Enhancement
  • Status-Accepted
  • Priority-Medium
  • OpSys-Windows
  • Usability
  1. MattJ on

    This includes writing out a pid file, which also depends on config/command-line processing

  2. Waqas on

    Don't forget the windows service ;)

  3. MattJ on

    This is easy for posix systems. I'm planning a mod_posix for that, and a new C library in util. As for Windows, good luck ;)

    • tags Milestone-0.2
  4. MattJ on

    Done for posix systems, re-assigning to waqas for the Windows service.

    • owner Waqas
  5. MattJ on

    • tags Milestone-0.2
  6. MattJ on

    Not urgent, just updating the title. This recent thread may help: http://lua-users.org/lists/lua-l/2009-03/msg00532.html

    • title Run Prosody as a service on Windows
    • tags OpSys-Windows
  7. paul.aurich on

    Useful for people who come here (and don't follow the thread MattJ linked to). How To Create a User-Defined Service - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137890

  8. thomas.mangin on

    Even, better - copy it here so, if the link change it is not lost :p To create a Windows NT user-defined service, perform the following steps: At a MS-DOS command prompt(running CMD.EXE), type the following command: path\INSTSRV.EXE My Service path\SRVANY.EXE where path is the drive and directory of the Windows NT Resource Kit (i.e., C:\RESKIT) and My Service is the name of the service you are creating. Example: C:\Program Files\Resource Kit\Instsrv.exe Notepad C:\Program Files\Resource Kit\Srvany.exe NOTE: To verify that the service was created correctly, check the registry to verify that the ImagePath value under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\service name is set to point to SRVANY.EXE. If this is not set correctly, the service will stop shortly after it starts and return an Event ID 7000 "The service name failed to start." WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" online Help topic or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" online Help topics in Registry Editor. NOTE: You should back up the registry before you edit it. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe)and locate the following subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<My Service> From the Edit menu, click Add Key. Type the following and click OK: Key Name: Parameters Class : <leave blank> Select the Parameters key. From the Edit menu, click Add Value. Type the following and click OK: Value Name: Application Data Type : REG_SZ String : <path>\<application.ext> where <path>\<application.ext> is the drive and full path to the application executable including the extension (i.e., C:\WinNT\Notepad.exe) Close Registry Editor. By default, a newly created service it configured to run Automatically when the system is restarted. To change this setting to Manual, run the Services applet from Control Panel and change the Startup value to Manual. A service set to Manual can be started in one of several ways: - From the Services applet in Control Panel - From a MS-DOS command prompt, type the following: NET START <My Service> - Use the Sc.exe utility from the Resource Kit. Type the following from a MS-DOS command prompt: <path>\Sc.exe start <My Service> where <path> is the drive and directory of the Windows NT Resource Kit (i.e., C:\Reskit). For more information on installing and removing a user-defined service, please see the Srvany.wri document provided with the Windows NT Resource Kit utilities (i.e., C:\Reskit\Srvany.wri). This document can also be found on the Windows NT Resource Kit CD in the Common\Config directory.

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