I am also working on running Jetty as a service. Demian is correct that the instructions in http://vufind.org/wiki/starting_and_stopping_vufind#windows_method4 are not entirely up to date for the latest version of Windows. Specifically, on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008, the error appears to be that the Java Service Wrapper included with Jetty in VuFind is for 32-bit systems only.


There is a 64-bit version available from http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.com/doc/english/download.jsp but it’s not available in the free Community Edition, only the paid Professional and Standard editions.


There is also a project Yet Another Java Service Wrapper ( http://yajsw.sourceforge.net/ ) that purports to have a stable 32 and 64 bit but migrating to it would take a bit of effort.


Thought I’d email the list to see if anyone else is running VuFind/Jetty as a service on Windows Server 2008 and whether they pursued any other paths than the above.






Jonathan Jacobsen, BA, MLIS

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From: Demian Katz [mailto:demian.katz@villanova.edu]
Sent: November 8, 2011 10:47 AM
To: Harris, Gary; vufind-general@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [VuFind-General] VuFind as a Windows Service


There are some instructions in the wiki about this:




I haven’t tested these instructions in a long time, so it’s possible they may not be accurate for the latest version of Windows.  If you run into problems, please let me know!


- Demian


From: Harris, Gary [mailto:gary.harris@sebts.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1:44 PM
To: vufind-general@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [VuFind-General] VuFind as a Windows Service


I was wondering if anyone has ever set VuFind up as a service on Windows. I created a service but I can’t get it to start.

I keep getting the following error:


Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.


I set the service up to run the following command:


C:\vufind\vufind.bat start