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EPiServer Windows Services query


Hi Guys,

EPiServer installs the following windows services when you install EPiServer & CMO using deployment center.

- EPiServer CMO Aggregation Service
- EPiServer CMO Thumbnail Service
- EPiServer Indexing Service
- EPiServer CMS Log Service
- EPiServer Scheduler Service

My question is, for live deployment where you are just going to do xcopy, do you have to manually install all of these services?

I know that for EPiServer CMS 7 and above you don't need to manually install "EPiServer Scheduler Service" windows service, as schedule maintaince is now done within website itself however I am not sure about other windows services.

Can anybody please confirm?


Aug 06, 2015 12:26

Hi Tahir

I don't think you need the indexing service but you do need the CMO services. I've pasted some useful links about installing and configuring CMO that may be useful below.


Install/uninstall CMO manually:

Installing and configuring the aggregation service (written for previous CMO versions, but should be accurate):

Configuring the Statistics Handler (written for CMO 2.0, but in general is accurate. I think browser definitions are not required now.):

Configuring after the Installation (written for CMO 2.0, but most of the steps are accurate):

Uninstalling CMO (written for CMO 2.0, but most of the steps are accurate):

Configuring EPiServer CMO Thumbnail Service on Windows Service 2008 R2 or later versions

Useful blog posts:

EPiServer CMO components and simple installation scenario (
EPiServer CMO: advanced deployment options (
EPiServer CMO in load balancing environment: simple scenario (
EPiServer CMO in load balancing environment with separate editing server (

Aug 06, 2015 19:23
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