Dung Khuc

    Dung Khuc

    3 months ago
    Hi #prefect-community, does anyone have any experience running prefect agent in Windows Server?
    Anna Geller

    Anna Geller

    3 months ago
    The answer to this can be yes/no - not sure whether this would help you 😃 What's your actual question? are you just getting started with Prefect? We plan to have a release for Prefect 2.0 with Windows support within the next two weeks This page may point you to the right resources
    Dung Khuc

    Dung Khuc

    3 months ago
    What do you mean by Windows support in Prefect 2.0? Is it for Server or Agent?
    We have some VMs in our network that's running Windows Server as the OS, not Linux. We want to run Prefect Agent there but not sure what would be the best practices for that. Documentation on Agent installation seems to target specifically Linux systems. https://docs.prefect.io/orchestration/agents/overview.html#agent-types
    Anna Geller

    Anna Geller

    3 months ago
    the linked topic explains the difference between 1.0 and 2.0 you can use Windows Server to host both local and Docker agents for 1.0
    Dung Khuc

    Dung Khuc

    3 months ago
    @Anna Geller do you have any recommendation on how to keep the agent (local/docker) always up and running in windows?
    Also I need to ensure that the agent will be started automatically after a reboot
    Anna Geller

    Anna Geller

    3 months ago
    there is something like Windows Service Manager - there is some Windows service to run daemon processes on Windows, can you ask your server admins? it works the same way as any long-running background process
    Dung Khuc

    Dung Khuc

    3 months ago
    We can. That probably will take some more time than to handle that within our team but probably the only way to to go. Thanks for helping!
    Anna Geller

    Anna Geller

    3 months ago
    I think it's literally called Windows Service
    Dung Khuc

    Dung Khuc

    3 months ago
    Thanks for the article, I'll have our team test that out