WinS: 3. Install Graphlytic

Install Graphlytic

Unzip Graphlytic installation file "graphlytic-<version>.zip" into home Graphlytic directory (for example: c:\graphlytic\)

Configure Graphlytic

Graphlytic's configuration is stored in the "conf/graphlytic.conf" file.

The configuration contains (among other options):

  • Location of important directories like logs, custom icons, and widgets.

  • Default Neo4j Bolt connection.

  • Default SMTP connection.

  • Default password strength.

  • Branding options.

For all options and examples of how to use them please refer to Configuration.

HTTP vs. HTTPS configuration

Edit configuration file "graphlytic.bat" to use HTTP or HTTPS (or both) for connecting to the Graphlytic web application. This is an optional step (default config is HTTP and HTTPS both enabled).

REM disable or enable HTTP/HTTPS. To disable comment or remove line

Install Windows Service

In order to correctly register Graphlytic as a Windows Service go to the Graphlytic HOME directory (e.g. "c:\graphlytic") and run the graphlytic_service_installer.exe as an administrator and with proper arguments. Example:

graphlytic_service_installer.exe INSTALL "bat=c:/<GRAPHLYTIC_HOME>/graphlytic.bat" "log=c:/<GRAPHLYTIC_HOME>/logs/win-service.log"


  • first argument can be INSTALL or UNINSTALL

  • if you are running the INSTALL command there are two other arguments (please use full paths and place the parameters in quotes like shown in the example above):

    • bat - location of the graphlytic.bat file which is used for starting the app

    • log - location and file name where the Windows Service logs will be stored


  • Neo4j Windows Service has to be already installed prior to installing Graphlytic Windows Service

  • the directory defined in the "log" argument has to already exist before you run the installation