Elasticsearch-service-x64 failed starting

Hi all,

I'm running windows server 2012 and I can't seem to get the service running. It throws me a "refer to service-specific error code 1"

I have pointed JAVA_HOME to the proper environment C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_91 is what I have.

What am I not doing right?

It will install but when I go to the service manager it will not start.

Hi @Leonard_Larios_Chan,

very hard to tell what's going wrong. Can you check the logs? You can also try to start Elasticsearch normally (i.e. not as a service) from the command line. This should reveal the root cause.

You can also check the reference docs on running ES as a Windows service and the directory layout.