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Hi All,

Very pleased to see that finally Btsync can be run as Windows service :) . Just one question though: how do you enable the feature? I looked in the preferences menu and only saw the option to run at startup but nothing regarding running as service.

Thanks in advance for the clarification

Ed

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I noticed the option is present when installing from scratch but not after upgrading. But i think if you uninstall and reinstall all the options and settings will be still there. Can anyone confirm this?

 

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Hi all. I can confirm if you just re-run the latest installer and check the install as service option it will migrate the settings and uninstall the desktop client sync.

On my machine the Sync service GUI is running on localhost port 8888.

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I tried to install BTSync 2.3.3 on Windows Server 2008 and checked the service option. Unfortunately, when setup asks for a windows user name and password to use for the service to run, it always gives me a "bad username or password" message. After that, the service does not get installed.

Is there a chance to have it installed as a service on Windows Server 2008?

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The username and password that you have to provide is the one from your AD/the user you want to run the Windows Service as and NOT the one you have setup for BitTorrent Syncs Webadmin user.

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13 hours ago, Moe said:

The username and password that you have to provide is the one from your AD/the user you want to run the Windows Service as and NOT the one you have setup for BitTorrent Syncs Webadmin user.

I know. But it doesn't matter if I use "domain\username" or just "username" (where "username" is a Windows login name) - in both cases the setup answers with a "bad username or password" message. I tried the doamin admin account, too, but this also did not work.

On the other hand the installation on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine worked without any problems (including the "run as a service" option).

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Sorry to bump this up, but where can I find information which operating systems are supported in detail (i.e. not just "Windows" but "Windows 7 64 bit" etc.)?

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On 4.3.2016 at 1:46 PM, GreatMarko said:

See - Supported platforms/minimum requirements in the Sync Help Center

Okay, the server I am referring to runs  Windows Server 2008, not  Windows Server 2008 R2. So it is not supported. Maybe this is the reason that I cannot install BTSync as a service on this machine.

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