2A: Installing as a service

The cleanest way to operate Tigase in a Windows environment is to install Tigase as a Service by running the InstallTigaseService.bat program. This will install Tigase as a system service, and now the server can be controlled from the services.msc panel. This allows for stopping, starting, and pausing of Tigase XMPP Server and allowing for graceful shutdowns.

For a basic installation, MySQL is recommended over Derby DB. For that purpose, we have included a basic installation guide for MySQL on Windows systems here: