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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: New Installer for Win32
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2001 21:42:53 GMT
The docs on controlling the service are in win_service.html.  The flag the user is
looking for is apache -k uninstall  [or simply apache -u].

If they really want to leave the 'service' around, but simply not start it every time,
the simple answer is to change the registry to remove the apache program from the list:


and it will appear installed, although it won't automatically start.

We should incorporate something in the installer so folks 'expect' that to
happen, perhaps introduce some control of it.  Actually for WinNT folks, there is,
since we don't create the service if they select "Install only for Me (username)"
instead of "Install for all users".  But this isn't horribly well documented.

Thanks everyone who commented, the installer with this next release will be more
stable, eliminate the 2735 error that folks with broken winsocks have experienced,
and not leave hanging "Apache failed to..." DOS windows lying around to close with
an ESC, now that we have the -w flag to opt-in to keeping the window open [the win32
installer doesn't use -w to stop/uninstall/install/start the service.]

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zak Greant" <>
To: "Apache Developers List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: New Installer for Win32

> Here is the first +1 on the new installer on Win9x.
> Jarrod is running Win 98 with the most recent patches applied.
> Note that there are some interesting comments in the message.
> --zak
> Forwarded messages from Jarrod Major:
> > Hey Zak,
> >
> > Once I figured out that Outlook Express was truncating your link address
> to
> > the MSI installer I was able to get that without any problem. Then the MSI
> > install file was recognized and I was able to install. I'm impressed.
> > Nothing seemed to blow up. I did not uninstall 1.3.12 before I am not sure
> > whether the httpd.conf file was updated or not. I like the fact that the
> > installer prompted me to enter my hostname and administrator email. Maybe
> > I'll uninstall everything and do it over. Also, any idea how to disable it
> > as a service. I'd rather not have this running all the time, even if it is
> > only as localhost. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
> >
> > Jarrod

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