The following changes are made in C:\gitea\custom\conf\app.ini:
RUN_USER = COMPUTERNAME$
Sets Gitea to run as the local system user.
COMPUTERNAME is whatever the response is from
echo %COMPUTERNAME% on the command line. If the response is
RUN_USER = USER-PC$
Use absolute paths
If you use SQLite3, change the
PATH to include the full path:
PATH = c:/gitea/data/gitea.db
Register as a Windows Service
To register Gitea as a Windows service, open a command prompt (cmd) as an Administrator, then run the following command:
sc.exe create gitea start= auto binPath= "\"C:\gitea\gitea.exe\" web --config \"C:\gitea\custom\conf\app.ini\""
Do not forget to replace
C:\gitea with the correct Gitea directory.
Open "Windows Services", search for the service named "gitea", right-click it and click on
"Run". If everything is OK, Gitea will be reachable on
http://localhost:3000 (or the port
that was configured).
Adding startup dependencies
To add a startup dependency to the Gitea Windows service (eg Mysql, Mariadb), as an Administrator, then run the following command:
sc.exe config gitea depend= mariadb
This will ensure that when the Windows machine restarts, the automatic starting of Gitea is postponed until the database is ready and thus mitigate failed startups.
Unregister as a service
To unregister Gitea as a service, open a command prompt (cmd) as an Administrator and run:
sc.exe delete gitea