Hello Mike,

At first I thought you found my mistake:

2.)  Right click on the installer package and select run as Administrator.
Or if you are executing the installer from a command prompt, open up a new
command prompt window by right-clicking on a console icon and selecting run
as Administrator.

I ran the installer from the browser download list and thus it might not run in administration mode.

Yet, I also ran the installer from the command line of a command prompt with administrator privileges and it also hung / froze on installing and/or starting the service.

BUT!  I was able to get it working on one of my systems.  What I did was:

  1. Install without making RXAPI a service (as you suggest).  The installer runs quickly through and without any problems.
  2. Insured the RXAPI service did not exist in the service's list.
  3. At the point in time, I didn't know about "rxapi /i" command.  Thus I used the command:  sc create RXAPI binpath= "C:\Program Files\ooRexx\rxapi.exe" to install the RXAPI service
  4. I started services and manually set up the properties to auto start the service

When I do "sc query rxapi" the response I get is:

SERVICE_NAME: rxapi
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                                (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

QUESTION:  Did I manually install RXAPI in an acceptable manner?

I'm now running ooRexx 4.1.3 fine and will wait to see if my problem with starting Rexx programs (e.g. rexxtry) from the command line occurs again.  Typically, I find the system needs to be up for several days before the issue rears its ugly head.  Maybe the issue isn't just one with Rexx but many other commands from the command line.  I just use Rexx a lot and thus it is the one I see having the issue.  Should it happen again, I'll try to do more analysis.

So, in the end, I got it working, but still don't know why the installer hung on installing RXAPI as a service.  I was able to do it manually using the sc command.

OH!  One last question:  Is it possible to have a Rexx program run before an user logs into Windows?  If yes, how?  If no, would it be possible to add this to the product, in the future?

Sincerely yours,

Bert Moshier