Openfire Windows 2003 server starts and then stops

Hi everyone!

I have openfire installed in a windows 2003 server as a services. The service has been setup to start in an automatic way, but it starts and then stops. If I force an start, it launchs and then a windows dialog pops up

The openfire service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service.

The service worked ok last week, when I installed it, but after a long weekend, that message is shown.

Thanks in advance for any help.


did you take a look at the log files?

Do you see some hotspot files in bin/ or logs/?

Does Openfire have enough memory?


I’ve just re-installed the application, but I´ve not rebooted the machine yet. Openfire´s logs didn´t seem to say anything about the issue, nor Windows´ event log.

Let´s wait until next system reboot to see what happens. Thanks for your help.

Did it work?

Yeah, it did. I just re-installed it as an update, backing up users… all

went fine.


Any update on this thread ?

I experience the same. I cannot re install it through the installer since I decided to go without.

My pre existing conf was

  • Java : jdk1.6.0.26

  • MySql

  • Apache2

so I manually unzip the files

Everything goes fine when I start the server through the .bat available in ressources folder but evertime I try to start it as a service it fails… anoying.

any advice is welcome

Many thanks