We are trying to install Wowza Media Server 3.1.2 on a Windows 2008 R2.
When we start it, the event viewer said:
The Wowza Media Server service is marked as an interactive service. However, the system is configured to not allow interactive services. This service may not function properly.
Is this normal?
And we would like to use JConsole/JMX so we would like to change the service Log On account to a named user. We've created an user, add it into Administrators group and grant "Log on as service" to this account, however, it failed to start (Error 5: Access is denied) with the following error in event log:
The Wowza Media Server service failed to start due to the following error:
We have seen this recently at least once, not sure why it might happen. The service entry is usually installed by default, but is set to 'manual', and thus can be enabled as required. Is that entry not present on your servers?
If not then you can try to manually create the service using the following steps:
browse to where your Wowza install directory is
usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Wowza Media Systems\Wowza Media Server 3.6.2.
Go into the 'bin' folder and and double click on
This will run the command and should install Wowza as a service, check the services window to
see if the service is now there.
There's also a command to reverse the previous one:
I am trying to install Wowza Server on Windows 2008 R2 64-bit. I installed the latest JRE (7.25 64-bit). When I installed the latest Wowza Server 3.6.2, the Wowza Server was not listed in the Windows Services. Then I uninstalled it and installed the old version 3.1.2. After that I got the Wowza Server listed in Windows Services. Both installations were completely automatic. The only setting I could modify is the location, where to install the Wowza Server.
So, I had to upgrade the old version to the new one to keep the Wowza Server listed as Windows Services.