Mar 5, 2018

Setting up Arc as a Windows service

To add some durability you can run the Arc executable as a Windows service so it will always be available. To do this you need to:

To add some durability you can run the Arc executable as a Windows service so it will always be available. To do this you need to:

1. Open a Command-Line window as Administrator

2. Change the Command-Line window location using

cd C:pathtoarcdirectory

3. Execute the Arc install command

arc.exe -install

Arc will be installed as a new Windows service:

Other command arguments

The Arc command line can use the following arguments:

  • arc.exe -remove: remove the windows service.

  • arc.exe -install -datadir=path: the directory to store the application files (Settings, logs, licenses…).

  • arc.exe -install -port=7070: The port number to run the server on.

  • arc.exe -install -openbrowser=true: Open the browser when running as a desktop application.

  • arc.exe -install -localonly=true: Only allow connections from the computer where Arc is running.

  • arc.exe -install -servicename=name: The name to use when installing Arc as a Windows service

  • arc.exe -install -displayname=name: The display name to use when installing Arc as a Windows service

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