cygrunsrv - services enters stopped state if underlying program exits or is killed - doesn't auto restart

Kizito Porta Balanyà
Tue Jan 27 14:53:00 GMT 2015

2015-01-27 10:09 GMT+01:00 Corinna Vinschen <>:
> On Jan 26 11:14, Cary Lewis wrote:
>> I am using cygrunsrv to install a windows service that creates an ssh tunnel.

>> I have configured the service to auto-restart on failures using the
>> windows 7 services.msc tool.
>> If the ssh program exists, or is killed, cygrunsrv gracefully exits,
>> and the windows auto-restart logic is not invoked.

>> Is there a way to get the auto-restart logic to work?

I'm doing it with monit compiled in cygwin (works most of the features).
I have create some wrappers scripts that does the job.

Tell me if you need something.


> Try the cygrunsrv option --neverexits.  If this option is set, the
> service exits without notifying Windows.  SCM thinks the service has
> exited prematurely and restarts it, if auto-restart has been configured.
> HTH,
> Corinna
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