JBoss AS 7.1.1 as a service in Windows

First, download http://downloads.jboss.org/jbossnative/2.0.10.GA/jboss-native-2.0.10-windows-x86-ssl.zip and uncompress its contents over the JBoss  AS 7.1.1 directory and you should now have service.bat in bin/ directory.

Now you should modify service.bat as follows:

Replace all occurrences of run.bat with standalone.bat.

Replace all occurences of run.log with standalone.log.

Then, replace all occurrences of:

call shutdown -S < .s.lock >> shutdown.log 2>&1

With the following:

call jboss-cli.bat --connect --command=:shutdown >> shutdown.log 2>&1

Now, optionally, you can modify the following lines as follows:

set SVCDISP=JBoss Application Server 7.1.1
set SVCDESC=JBoss Application Server 7.1.1

Now you have to comment out the following line by prepending REM to it.

REM Suppress killing service on logoff event

And you need to create the following highlighted line in standalone.conf.bat, almost at the end, just before :JAVA_OPTS_SET:


It is very important to perform the previous step, otherwise, you could start experiencing issues when Windows users log off or during server shutdown/restart.

Finally, you just need to install the service as follows from an administrator Command Prompt:

And now you can set the service to Automatic start if you want, in which case, JBoss will start automatically upon Windows start.



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