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Configure the EASA Service

We may want to modify the settings of a newly created EASA service. Often we want to change the user account under which the service runs.

Windows EASA Server

By the default configuration on a Windows computer, the EASA service will start automatically and will log on using the Local System.

Windows Compute Server (including Excel Server)

Configure the service to log on as the user account that will communicate with a Compute Server as follows:

  • Select Settings→Control Panel from the Start menu, and first double-click on the Administrative Tools icon, then double-click on the Services icon.
  • Double-click on the EASA line in the Services panel causing a Service window to pop up.
  • Select the Log On tab
  • Click the This account button
  • Enter the chosen account name and password.

When specifying the Account to run the EASA Service setting, be sure to use the correct syntax, especially for domain user accounts. The safest approach is to use the Browse button to locate and select the account.

The 'Local System' account must not run an ' Excel Server as a service'.

  • Finally, click on OK.

The EASA service must be configured to log on as a specific user account prior to installing the EASA Client. Otherwise, the EASA Client will not function properly on the EASA Server. This issue only pertains to the EASA Client on the same machine as the EASA Server. The EASA Client will install and function properly on all other client computers, regardless of the Log On method of the EASA Service.

Linux EASA Server

By default on a Linux computer, the EASA service is set up to start automatically and run under the root account. Configure the EASA service to run as a particular user as follows:

  • Configure EASA to run as a user other than root using the procedure provided in “Running as User other than Root (Linux Only)” on page 15.
  • Configure the service to run as the new user by setting the RUN_USER attribute equal to the

new username in the easa.conf file below:

  • <EASAROOT>/tomcat/bin
    • easa.conf
      • RUN_USER=user1

The user account that runs EASA must have write permission to all folders under:


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