Start/Stop Server Service

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GeoView Server command-line tool enables running server application as a system service. Windows system service is an application working unattended in the background. It can be configured to start when the operating system is started and run in the background as long as Windows is running. Alternatively, a service can be started manually or by an event. Because Windows services operate in the context of their own dedicated user accounts, they can operate when a user is not logged on. You should follow steps explained below to manually start or stop GeoView Server system service:


Starting System Service


  1. Access Command Line Tool, as previously explained.
  2. Start GeoView Server application using following command line parameters:


vsb_geo_cmd -service -start


Command Line Tool should respond with following:


*** System service starting... ***

*** System service started ***


  1. Click on Start button, select Administrative Tools folder, then click on Services. The Services dialog shows up. You can check if GeoView Server system service is running:


Windows Services dialog


  1. You can observe GeoView Server application log using system Event Viewer dialog. Click on Start button, select Administrative Tools folder, then click on Event Viewer. The Event Viewer dialog shows up. You can inspect application-specific events by selecting "Applications and Services Events" and contained GeoView key:


Event Viewer dialog


Stopping System Service


  1. Access Command Line Tool, as previously explained.
  2. Stop unattended requests processing using following command line parameters:


vsb_geo_cmd -service -stop


Command Line Tool should respond with following:


*** System service stopping... ***

*** System service stopped ***


  1. Optionally, open Windows Services dialog, as explained before, to inspect status of the service.


Please use exclusively Command Line Tool for starting and stopping automation service. Do not use Services dialog options to manually perform service starting/stopping.