MyCollab provides the tool to install MyCollab as windows service after you download MyCollab distribution. You can install MyCollab as Windows service on Windows (32 or 64 bit) and JRE (32 or 64 bit). To avoid strange issue during installation, you should keep the same architect of Windows and Java. For instance, if your Windows is 64 bit, you should install Java 64 bit as well.
Verify you have Java 8+ is installed
Download the latest Java at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html or verify Java version
Install MySQL server if you have not yet
Download MySQL server if you do not have it on your Windows server yet. Get it at https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/ and follow the installation instructions to finish.
Download and unpack MyCollab distribution
Go to MyCollab download software page from the official MyCollab page, fill your contact information and grab the latest MyCollab zip file. Open it in Windows Explorer and unzip it to any empty folder.
Once you complete, the contents of folder should look like this
Install and configure MyCollab service
Configure service dependency to MySQL service
It is an optional step to keep MyCollab service run after MySQL service started when you start your Windows; otherwise, the MyCollab service does not start successfully when it try to connect to MySQL server, while the MySQL service does not run yet.
Access the folder %MYCOLLAB_HOME%/bin on your Windows Explorer and edit the file
Open your command prompt under the administrator privileges. The quick method is searching the ‘Command Prompt’ program, right click and select ‘Run as administrator’
Go to the %MYCOLLAB_HOME%/bin, and install MyCollab service
After you install MyCollab successfully, you need to configure the service logon before starting MyCollab service. Click the file
MyCollab5w.exe, select the tab ‘Logon’ and enter the windows user name/password to let Mycollab service can run under the authorized user of the server.
If you pass all above steps, then you are ready to start MyCollab as Window service. Go to window services app, start MyCollab service then follow steps to continue to install MyCollab at https://community.mycollab.com/installing-mycollab/#install
Later, when you restart your Windows, you do not need to run the MyCollab because MyCollab service starts automatically as Windows service.