Run Server on Windows

On Windows, after configuring the database and other configuration files as essentially covered in Configure Linux Web Services (for configuring an Apache instance) you will need to modify the shard_start_cmake.bat and modify the MODE environment variable. This should point to the relative path of your build directory. By default it is configured to run the Release mode:

set MODE=..\..\build\bin\Release

However if you have built and need to run the debug version of the server you change it like this:

set MODE=..\..\build\bin\Debug

Once your release mode is selected you simply execute shard_start_cmake.bat to start the shard services and shard_stop_cmake.bat to shut the shard down.

The Windows built doesn't use any of the Admin Service screen control files. It is intended only for local developer shards.