[Freeswitch-users] FreeSWITCH Windows Service does not Start

Michael Giagnocavo mgg at giagnocavo.net
Tue Jan 20 09:05:14 PST 2009

You should run things with as little permission as possible. In the case of FreeSWITCH, there's no need for it to run as LocalSystem (which is like a root account). NetworkService is much more restricted, which is good in the case of a security failure, such as a buffer overrun or a misconfigured module/application.

Maybe it's not loading because NetworkService doesn't have permissions to the FS directory.


-----Original Message-----
From: freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org [mailto:freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org] On Behalf Of Ron Avriel
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 6:52 AM
To: freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org
Subject: [Freeswitch-users] FreeSWITCH Windows Service does not Start


If I try starting FreeSWITCH Windows service it immediately fails with a messagebox:

"The FreeSWITCH service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically...etc."

I noticed that the service is installed to log on as "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService".
If I change this to "Local System account" then FreeSWITCH starts and runs OK.

This failure occurred on multiple Windows XP servers.

Why does it fail and why does it not use the local system account like almost all services?


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