Windows: Package Setup and Control Scripts

The following section describes how Start/Stop services on MS Windows.

Starting Services on MS Windows

All Zend Server component services are managed by the MS Windows Service Manager.

To Start/Stop (run) or restart any of the services go to Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services.

The installed components that have services are displayed with a Zend Prefix.

Additional components can be added by running the installer in modify mode:



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To add components:

  1. Use the Windows Control Panel Start | Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs.

  2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog, locate and click on the Zend Server package in the list.

  3. Click Change.
    The installer will start to run in modify mode.

  4. Click Modify and select the components you want to add in the Custom Setup dialog.

This adds (and can also remove) any additional packages that are selected.

Controlling Zend Server from Startup

Zend Server by default is installed to start at boot time. If you are running Zend Server on Apache the Apache Web Server manager will also be started. If you are using IIS it will run according to the settings you defined. For both webservers the default is to load automatically at boot time.

You can, if you want to, change what is loaded at boot time. You can even control which specific services are started or not when Zend Server starts - this is useful if, for example, if you are not using Job QueueA simple and manageable system for off-loading tasks from the synchronous user request, to an external, parallel PHP process. and do not want this service to run for nothing.


The Zend Server services are controlled via the MS Windows service manager and are as follows:

  • Monitor - Automatically started

  • Job Queue - Automatically started

  • Code Tracing - Installed but not started by default

  • Session Clustering - Installed but not started by default

  • Java Bridge - Not installed by default
  • MySQL(Optional) – Automatically starts according to standard MySQL settings.

Additional Information

  • Apache Web Server - The service name is Apache2.2-Zend, and it automatically starts after reboot.
    To change the setting to run or not run at boot time use the MS Windows service manager.
    The command to start/stop the service from the command line is to first go to the directory <install_dir>\Zend\Apache2\bin and run httpd.exe -k [start|stop] -n Apache2.2-Zend.

-or -

  • IIS(5,6,7) – depends on user settings. The command line to start/stop service (all versions): net [start|stop] w3svc.
    More info about changing IIS configurations can be found in