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How to install ADSelfService Plus as a Windows service?

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus can be run both as an application and as a Windows service. When installed as a Windows NT service, the tool will be up and running in the background even when the user has logged off from his system. Furthermore, ensure 100% uptime for ADSelfService Plus by running it as a service.

Steps to install ADSelfService Plus as a service:

For Windows 7 or older versions

  • Navigate to Start menu → All Programs
  • Select ADSelfService Plus → NT service
  • Click on "Install ADSelfService Plus as Service" option.

For latest Windows OS versions

  • Click on the Window icon.
  • Select the "All apps" options and navigate to ADSelfService Plus.
  • Click on "Install ADSelfService Plus as Service" option.

Also, the following steps can be followed to install ADSelfService Plus as a Windows Service

  • Stop ADSelfService Plus (Start → All Programs → ADSelfService Plus → Stop ADSelfService Plus)
  • Open the command prompt (Run as administrator)
  • Navigate to <Installation Folder>\ADSelfService Plus\bin
  • Execute the "InstallNTService.bat" file.
  • Open the Services.msc snap-in and go to "ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus" Service.
  • Right click on the service and select Properties.
  • Click on the Logon tab and update the ADSelfService Plus service account details. (Refer Image)
  • Click OK and start the "ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus" Service.

Note: Once installed as a service, ADSelfService Plus will use the privileges of the system account.


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