2.7.3. Install JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 as a Service in Microsoft Windows

Summary

This task installs JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 as a service on Microsoft Windows.

Prerequisites

You need administrator access to complete this task.

Procedure 2.3. Task

  1. Download the Native Utilities package for your architecture.

    32-bit, 64-bit, and Itanium 64-bit packages are available from the Red Hat Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com. For more information on downloading software from the Red Hat Customer Portal, refer to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Installation Guide, available here: https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/JBoss_Enterprise_Application_Platform/.
  2. Unzip the downloaded archive.

    Unzip the archive into a new folder.
    Result: The modules\native\bin\ folder is created.

    The modules\native\bin\ folder contains the files you need to install JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 as a service. These services are part of Procrun, which is a series of wrapper scripts provided by Apache Commons. To learn more about Procrun and its syntax, refer to the following link: http://commons.apache.org/daemon/procrun.html.

  3. Run the modules\sbin\prunsrv.exe executable.

    prunsrv.exe install path_to_startup_script
    Result

    The service is installed. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is listed in the Services applet services.msc.

  4. Manage your service.

    Use the modules\bin\prunmgr.exe executable to manage, edit, add, or delete services. The following command-line options are supported:
    • run
    • service
    • start
    • stop
    • update
    • install
    • delete
    • pause [seconds]
    • version
    • help
    The general syntax is:
    prunmgr.exe command service_name
Result

You can use the net service command at the command line, or the services.msc applet, to start, stop, and manage automatic start-up of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 in Microsoft Windows Server.