So I’ve recently been given the chance to build a server specifically for our building access and to host our Chat services through Openfire. The “server” runs Windows 8.1 Pro (building access program is compatible with Windows 8.1, and Windows 2012 server is too large of a cost to justify for a small business)
Here’s the issue, If I have installed and run Openfire via the gui, users are able to utilize spark till I log out of the “server”. I installed the service as an admin in cmd prompt with the “openfire-service.exe /install” and started it without the gui running. I have done this on the local user I have on the server and from my admin. It seems like it installs fine, and is in the services.msc, but I can’t connect even if the service is running.
TL;DR I run gui, users can chat. Service installs, but can’t connect.
I have just tried to install it on Win8.1Pro x64 virtual machine. Installed into C:\Openfire (installer launched via Run as administrator). Then launched Command Prompt (Admin) and installed the service. Started the service. Launched IE and went to 127.0.0.1:9090 and went through setup. Logged as admin to admin console. Launched Spark on the same machine and logged in as admin user in Spark. Works for me.
Created a local user. Enabled Administrator account. Logged out. Logged in with local account. Ran Openfire 4.0.0 setup via Run as administrator and provided local Administrator’s credentials. Launched Command Prompt (Admin) and provided local Administrator’s credentials. This should work when going through setup with a graphical launcher. I’m just skipping unnecessary step if you are still going to use it as a service Launched IE and went through setup again. Was able to login with a Spark on the same machine.
Would just do everything with a local Administrator account to keep it simple.
I used Revo to uninstall it and went back through for the 6th time. Not sure what changed this time, guess lucky number 6. Thanks for the assistance. I’m not sure if the installing the service before I went into the web gui setup did it.
I then had troubles with the firewall blocking it. Didn’t have that before but an easy fix as it’s an inward facing machine. I’ll configure that part later.