ODB v1.69 as a service on Win 2012 Server

Reg Paling reg.paling at lokanet.com
Sat Jul 14 01:06:20 EDT 2018

Hi all,

I found the answer... when the ODB v1.69 runs as a service it looks for 
its files in 

This is important because the config.xml and the messages.txt are both 
there.  So the config.xml had not been edited to declare my datafiles, 
but I could not see the corresponding messages.txt to find the error 
message about that.  (I did search the computer for copies of 
messages.txt, but Windows hid the one in this directory from me because 
it's regarded as a special "system" directory.)

I liked Rudopf's suggestion of using Task Scheduler rather than running 
as a service, and I think I will integrate that along with the backup 
scripts which need to stop and start the ODB.

Thanks to all who helped,

On 8/7/18 5:51 pm, Reg Paling wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to get ODB working as a service on a Windows 2012 R2 
> server.  It is installed and works OK from the command line.   It says 
> it installs correctly as a service, and when I start and stop the 
> service, it all appears to be working. Except that it isn't working.  
> When starting as a service, no Messages.txt is created.  So it appears 
> that it is starting and then quitting immediately.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Reg

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