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I'm trying to install mongodb as service on a machine running Windows Server 2008R2. I'm getting this message in the command prompt:

The service is not responding to the control function. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2186.

I have tried either removing --install option from config file/adding this option to the execution script, using script like

mongod --config mongod.config --service --reinstall

There is unresolved issue at https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-5115 describing the same problem.

Is it possible to make this work?

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Have you tried using an absolute path for the config file, e.g. mongod --config "C:\mongodb\bin\mongod.config" --install? –  mnemosyn Oct 14 '13 at 12:37
@mnemosyn That helped! –  brick Oct 14 '13 at 12:53
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