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How to run the UniFi controller as a Windows service

Once you have installed the Unifi controller you will need to manually open the controller software every time. Please follow the following steps if you would like to install the controller as a service so it can permanently run in the background.

Launch the controller, sign in and exit the software.

  1. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator.
  2. Command 1 – cd %UserProfile%\Ubiquiti UniFi\
  3. Command 2 – java -jar lib\ace.jar installsvc
  4. Command 3 – java -jar lib\ace.jar startsvc
  5. Command 4 – exit

To access the UniFi controller open your browser and go to https://localhost:8443
Java 64 needs to be installed if the services does not start automatically.