Running license server as a windows service

Not sure where to ask this question as there is no group for the license server and nore is there a project for it in YouTrack so as we use for ReSharper I will ask it here :)

We have the license server up and running but have not been successfull in running it as a windows service. I have tried using the service.bat install command as per the tomcat docs but have no luck. It should be possible because this is how Jira, Confluence, TeamCity, etc run. I have confluence running as a service running on the same box but under a different port number.

The error messages I get in the jakarata log are:

[2011-12-01 15:48:51] [174  javajni.c] [error] %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
[2011-12-01 15:48:51] [986  prunsrv.c] [error] Failed creating java c:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.7.0\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll
[2011-12-01 15:48:51] [1260 prunsrv.c] [error] ServiceStart returned 1

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     Apparently this error is caused by trying to run a 64-bit executable under 32-bit. Please try installing a 64-bit Tomcat from and manually deploying the licenseServer.war there. Let me know if this helps. Thank you!

Andrey Serebryansky

Senior Support Engineer

JetBrains, Inc

"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hi Andrey,

Using the stand alone tomcat service works fine.

Are there any plans for adding the License Server project to your YouTrack issue tracking site? I love the service and would like to be able to raise issues and suggest features.


Matt Davis


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