I'm trying to get Kibana running as a windows service on an instance of Windows Server 2016.
I've followed the instructions to install Kibana detailed here: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/windows.html
And then executed the following command in an elevated command window:
sc create "ElasticSearch Kibana " binPath= "C:/Elastic/kibana/bin" depend= "Elasticsearch"
This command was successful:
However, when I attempt to start the service, I get the following issue:
I have already ensured that the account that the service runs as has full permissions to the kibana.bat file; so there shouldn't be any file system permission issues. Additionally, if I run the bat file myself then the kibana server starts with no issue; so I dont think it's a config issue with Kibana.
This sounds like a generic Windows configuration/permission issue, not a Kibana issue. Try the solution suggested here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/27608055
I also wonder if the error is coming from the Kibana service trying to write log files. Based on the search results I see, that error could result from seemingly any permissions issues.
A good suggestion, but unfortunately one that I had already tried; the service doesn't execute when it runs as
Local System account either.
I agree that it's unlikely to be a bug in Kibana or anything along those lines; I was just hoping I was missing something obvious..
Thanks for the quick response!
Thanks for the suggestion; however I have also eliminated this as a possible cause. I configured kibana to log to a specific file, and when starting it manually it opens and runs fine (including outputting to the log file) -- however when I start the service I receive the same error.
I will have to try and figure out what this mysterious permissions issue could be.
Bascially, i'm an idiot --
binPath= "C:/Elastic/kibana/bin" should have been
Figured I would post this here just for anyone googling around like I was.
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