[rabbitmq-discuss] Windows server 2012 config file not found

Greg Woodbury woodbury.greg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 17:03:02 BST 2014

It turns out that because the config file is not created as a part of the 
base install, you actually have to re-install the service after adding the 
config file. Doing this resolved my issue. We are currently on version 

Hope this helps someone!

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:55:03 AM UTC-4, Mariusz Wojcik wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I also had the same problem with latest versions (3.3 and 3.4). To add 
> more information, it seems there is an issue when running RabbitMQ as a 
> Windows Service. It works when starting up server from console. I also 
> thought this could be related to permissions, so I tried giving access to 
> config file to anyone and running service under different user, including 
> one with admin privileges with no success. Neither setting env.setting 
> helped.
>    I resolved to running rabbit from console instead of Windows service. 
> You can also revert to previous version (3.0 worked fine for me). 
> Hope someone can shed more light on this problem.
> Cheers,
> Mariusz
> On Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:10:26 UTC+1, Greg Woodbury wrote:
>> I am running rabbitmq on windows server 2012 and am running into a 
>> problem where rabbitmq seems to be unable to locate my config file. The log 
>> suggests that it is looking in the correct directory for the file, but is 
>> not being found. I would normally think that this is a permissions issue, 
>> but the logs are being found and written to in a subdirectory from where 
>> the config file resides. Below is the log snippet showing the error and I 
>> have attached a screenshot with the config file sitting in the same 
>> directory.
>> =INFO REPORT==== 16-Jul-2014::10:51:39 ===
>> node           : rabbit@{server}
>> home dir       : C:\Windows
>> config file(s) : c:/Users/{user}/AppData/Roaming/RabbitMQ/rabbitmq.config 
>> (not found)
>> ...
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