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?
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):http://world.episerver.com/documentation/Items/Developers-Guide/EPiServer-CMS/75/EPiServer-CMO/Installing-and-configuring-the-aggregation-service/Configuring the Statistics Handler (written for CMO 2.0, but in general is accurate. I think browser definitions are not required now.):http://world.episerver.com/documentation/Items/Installation-Instructions/EPiServer-CMO/CMO-20/Configuring-the-Statistics-Handler-in-EPiServer-CMO-20/Configuring after the Installation (written for CMO 2.0, but most of the steps are accurate):http://world.episerver.com/Documentation/Items/Installation-Instructions/EPiServer-CMO/CMO-20/Installation-Instructions---EPiServer-CMO-20-on-EPiServer-CMS-60/#postinstallUninstalling CMO (written for CMO 2.0, but most of the steps are accurate):http://world.episerver.com/documentation/Items/Installation-Instructions/EPiServer-CMO/CMO-2-R2/Installation-Instructions---EPiServer-CMO-2-R2/#uninstallConfiguring EPiServer CMO Thumbnail Service on Windows Service 2008 R2 or later versionshttp://world.episerver.com/Documentation/Items/Installation-Instructions/EPiServer-CMO/CMO-20/Configuring-the-Thumbnail-Service-on-Windows-Service-2008-R2/Useful blog posts:
EPiServer CMO components and simple installation scenario (http://dmytroduk.com/techblog/episerver-cmo-components-and-simple-installation-scenario).EPiServer CMO: advanced deployment options (http://dmytroduk.com/techblog/episerver-cmo-advanced-deployment-options).EPiServer CMO in load balancing environment: simple scenario (http://dmytroduk.com/techblog/episerver-cmo-in-load-balancing-environment-simple-scenario).EPiServer CMO in load balancing environment with separate editing server (http://dmytroduk.com/techblog/episerver-cmo-in-load-balancing-environment-with-separate-editing-server).