Disable service auto-start on Windows

By default, Bitnami native installers configure servers to automatically launch on startup. To disable auto-start on Windows, follow these steps:

  • Select the “Start -> Run” menu item and run the command services.msc. This will launch the “Services” control panel.

  • Bitnami stack services are named using the format APPNAMESERVICENAME, where APPNAME is a placeholder for the application name and SERVICENAME is a placeholder for the service name. For example, the native installer for the Bitnami WordPress Stack installs services named wordpressApache and wordpressMariaDB. Look through the list until you find the services you wish to disable.

    Service management

  • Right-click each service you wish to disable and select the “Properties -> Startup Type” field. set the startup type to “Manual”. Avoid setting it to “Disabled”, as doing so will result in various error messages as Windows will not be able to start it at all.

    Service management

  • Click the “Apply” and “OK” buttons.

The changes will come into effect on the next restart.

Last modification August 13, 2021