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Privoxy installation (clicked solved by mistake)

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by nextup, Jan 21, 2013.

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    nextup Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2013
    Enclosed below is the section from the manual about installing Privoxy for Windows and I don't understand the following:

    1) The 2 arguments shown at the beginning of the section are talking about changes that already have been made to Windows and not something I should be entering on a command line somewhere? Right?

    2) I think that I'm supposed to manually change information for the user and start up and that I do this through services.msc but what files am I supposed to change once Window Services opens? Not being a systems person this is not obvious to me. Am I looking for user and start up files or should I be looking for some Privoxy file?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    "2.1.3. Windows

    Just double-click the installer, which will guide you through the installation process. You will find the configuration files in the same directory as you installed Privoxy in.
    Version 3.0.5 beta introduced full Windows service functionality. On Windows only, the Privoxy program has two new command line arguments to install and uninstall Privoxy as a service.

    After invoking Privoxy with --install, you will need to bring up the Windows service console to assign the user you want Privoxy to run under, and whether or not you want it to run whenever the system starts. You can start the Windows services console with the following command: services.msc. If you do not take the manual step of modifying Privoxy's service settings, it will not start. Note too that you will need to give Privoxy a user account that actually exists, or it will not be permitted to write to its log and configuration files."
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