Installation

Starcounter can be installed in two different modes namely Developer Mode and Production Mode

Following section describes these modes:

Developer Mode

This is the default installation mode where the Starcounter Server Service can be started on-demand, typically when you start a Starcounter Application.

How to install

  • Run the <Your setup file name>.exe by double clicking on it.

  • Select Production on the Setup screen :

Production Mode

In Production Mode the installer starts Starcounter Server Service as part of the installation process and also sets the Startup Type of the service to Automatic so that it can be started on Windows Logon.

How to install

There are two ways you can install Starcounter in Production Mode :

  • Run the <Your setup file name>.exe by double clicking on it.

  • Select Production on the Setup screen :

Installing with command line

  • Open a Command Promptwindow with Administrator privileges

  • Browse the directory where the Starcounter setup file exists.

  • Run the following command :

<Your setup file name>.exe productionmode

Silent Installation

In Silent Installationthe Starcounter installation process runs seamlessly without prompting any messages to the user or asking about any choices - Yes/No popups. This is particularly useful in production environments where user wants to install Starcounter in an unattended fashion with some commands or scripts.

How to install

  • Open a Command Promptwindow with Administrator privileges

  • Browse the directory where the Starcounter setup file exists.

  • Run the following command :

<Your setup file name>.exe Silent productionmode unattended
  • It should install Starcounter seamlessly

Note: By default the Starcounter Server Service runs under the Local Service account.

Docker

Starcounter can also be installed and run in Docker containers. For more information, see Starcounter.Docker.Windows.