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AppFabric 1.1–Auto Start on computer start up

One of the things about AppFabric is that you cannot run it directly via services



NEVER and I mean NEVER set this to automatic, you will pay dearly for this


The recommended way is to run the Caching Administration Powershell shortcut


and then run Start-CacheHost


HOWEVER, there is a way for AppFabric to automatically start upon computer start up, what you need to do is to create the following powershell script and save it somewhere, e.g c:\appfabric.ps1


import-module DistributedCacheAdministration

$computer = gc env:computername


start-cachehost -hostname $computer -cacheport 22233


Then add a scheduled task with the following settings








Program: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

Arguments: C:\appfabric.ps1


Reboot the computer and watch AppFabric automagically startup on boot, enjoy!

Categories: AppFabric
  1. May 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’m very very curious. Why is it bad to start the service/set to automatic ?

    • May 21, 2014 at 10:12 am


      The powershell script do start the service, i’m guessing there is some initialization that is needed which the service is somehow unaware of

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