Before configuring EZproxy to run as a service, you must have already installed and configured EZproxy. See Install EZproxy for Windows for the installation steps that must be performed before you configure EZproxy to run as a service.
Caution: OCLC does not recommend running EZproxy and Microsoft IIS on the same server, nor do we support such configurations.
Open an Administrator command prompt window
To install or remove EZproxy as a Windows Service, you must open a command prompt window as an administrator.
To do this, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt > Run as administrator > Continue.
To install EZproxy as a Windows service, open an Administrator command prompt, change your current directory to your EZproxy directory, and issue the command:
Then you can start EZproxy running with the command:
net start ezproxy
Regardless of how you install EZproxy as a Windows service, from an Administrator command prompt window, use the commands:
net stop ezproxy ezproxy -sr
to remove EZproxy from running as a service.
If you update config.txt, you need to restart the service. See Restart EZproxy for more information on how to restart EZproxy.
Historic note about -sw
If you installed an older version of EZproxy with the -sw option for IIS compatibility, you can change back to the -si form with the commands:
net stop ezproxy ezproxy -sr ezproxy -si net start ezproxy