So I just installed Openfire 4.1.4 on a vanilla, out of the box, Windows 2012R2 and two immediate problems became painfully apparent!
First, even though there is an Openfire service, it seems useless! You need to run the Openfire Console window, during a logged in session in order for the Openfire Server to be running!!! So this means that if I have to reboot the server in the middle of the night, I need to log into the server and run the Console window?!?! I thought we got past this crap in 1995!
Second, Permissions! If I run the Openfire Console window, everything fails and I find that I have to keep re-running the setup! What I need to do is run the Openfire Console window as Administrator, or disable UAC! Again, this SERVER SOFTWARE!!! Why??
I really hope I'm just doing something stupid and this does all work if done correctly! Am I doing anything wrong?