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From Steve Hay <>
Subject Re: AW: Windows Vista support?
Date Wed, 02 May 2007 14:49:43 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Steve Hay wrote:
>> I've already overcome the difficulties of *installing* apache, much as
>> you describe below, and I also found that if you create a batch file to
>> run the MSI and then run that batch file as an administrator (using the
>> "runas" command) then things work better. I'll add this to the Wiki
>> later after I've double-checked it.
>> However, my problem is that the Apache service won't start. Using Apache
>> 1.x I had it running in a command prompt (i.e. just typing
>> "apache.exe"), but the service wouldn't start. Using Apache 2.2.4, I
>> can't start it either way so far.
> I believe we resynced at 2.2.4 to make the default service name the same as
> the apache.exe -n default value (this was a problem in earlier 2.2 releases.)
> If you explicitly invoke apache.exe -n "service name" -k start does that work?
> If not your user account simply doesn't have permission to start a service.
> Or there is a flaw in startup - you'll probably want to look in the event
> log first.

As you've probably seen in other mails, I've got this working now by 
turning off UAC. (That's all using 2.2.4; I still find that 1.3.37 
doesn't run as a service, but you've answered that one already.)


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