You now either have two choices, you can either use pm2 (easier) or NSSM (a bit harder) to start the rustdesk server There are some benefits to using NSSM:
While the benefits of pm2 include:
Please download and extract NSSM select the appropriate
architecture to your windows system (if x86 use the contents of the win32 folder, if x64 use the
contents of win64 folder). It is also best practice to move the binary of NSSM into the
Program Files\NSSM (NSSM once started as a service, it cannot be moved from the directory it was placed in.
thus it is best to tuck it away in Program files) directory of your Installation drive (Usually the C drive).
It is also advisable to add the path (such as
C:\Program Files\NSSM) to the path variable.
If you’ve done everything correctly the folder
C:\Program Files\NSSM (in this example I use the C:
drive but you can use whatever drive you installed windows to or whatever path you desire) should
only contain the file
We will be using
C:\Program Files\NSSM in this example
Open Command prompt and run
nssm if you see a help page you are ready to move onto the next step
Download the Windows version of server program.
Unzip the program to the
C:\Program Files\RustDesk Server (or anywhere you desire just make sure it
doesn’t change after the service is installed). now get back to Command prompt
We will be using
C:\Program Files\RustDesk Server in this example
nssm install "RustDesk hbbs service" "C:\Program Files\RustDesk Server\hbbs.exe" -r 0.0.0.0 -k _ nssm install "RustDesk hbbr Service" "C:\Program Files\RustDesk Server\hbbr.exe" -k _
RustDesk hbbs serviceto whatever you desire to name hbbs the service
RustDesk hbbr serviceto whatever you desire to name hbbr the service
C:\Program Files\RustDesk Server\hbbs.exeto wherever you placed the rustdesk binaries
C:\Program Files\RustDesk Server\hbbr.exeto wherever you placed the rustdesk binaries
-k _option which is optional, it’s just for better security
The command template in case you just want to copy and paste and edit.
nssm install <Desired hbbs servicename> <RustDesk hbbs binary path> <RustDesk hbbs arguments> nssm install <Desired hbbr servicename> <RustDesk hbbr binary path> <RustDesk hbbr arguments>
Start services After successful instalationof services they need to be started.
nssm start <Desired hbbs servicename> nssm start <Desired hbbr servicename>
(The method above has been tested on Windows Server Core 2022 Standard).
Please download and install NodeJS. NodeJs is the runtime environment of pm2, so you need to install NodeJs first。
Enter belows in
cmd.exe, press the Enter key for each line, and run them line by line.
npm install -g pm2 npm install pm2-windows-startup -g pm2-startup install
Download the Windows version of server program. Unzip the program to the C: drive. Run the following four commands (take care to edit the
cd c:\rustdesk-server-windows-x64 pm2 start hbbs.exe -- -r <The host where hbbr is running> pm2 start hbbr.exe pm2 save
pm2 log hbbr pm2 log hbbs