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How To: Start the Alteryx Service


How To: Start the Alteryx Service


The Alteryx Service powers the scheduling functionality of Alteryx. In order for schedules to be created or executed, the Alteryx Service must be running. Follow the guide below for different ways to start the Alteryx Service




  • Alteryx Designer
    • Admin version
    • Scheduler add-on required
  • Alteryx Server


Procedure A - Start from the Services Window


  1. Open the Services snap-in window using one of the below methods:
    1. Search Services in the Start Menu
    2. Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type services.msc, and press Enter
    3. Open the Control Panel click/tap on the Administrative Tools icon, and double click/tap on Services shortcut
  2. Right click on Alteryx Service and click Start


Procedure B - Start via System Settings


  1. Open the Alteryx System Settings (can be found in the Start Menu by search "Alteryx System Settings"
  2. Click the Next button until you reach the end of the System Settings, then click Finish
  3. You will then see a "Please Wait" message that indicated the Service is attempting to start
    1. Please note that if the service fails to start for any reason, you will not receive any message to indicate the failure when starting the service this way


Procedure C - Start via Command Line


  1. Open Command Prompt as an Administrator
  2. Type the following command that references your installation path. The below example is the default installation path:
    "C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxService.exe" start


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