mongos.exe is the build of the MongoDB Shard (i.e. mongos) for the Windows platform. mongos.exe has all of the features of mongos on Unix-like platforms and is completely compatible with the other builds of mongos. In addition, mongos.exe provides several options for interacting with the Windows platform itself.
This document only references options that are unique to mongos.exe. All mongos options are available. See the mongos and the Configuration File Options documents for more information regarding mongos.exe.
To install and use mongos.exe, read the Install MongoDB on Windows document.
Installs mongos.exe as a Windows Service and exits.
Removes the mongos.exe Windows Service. If mongos.exe is running, this operation will stop and then remove the service.
Removes mongos.exe and reinstalls mongos.exe as a Windows Service.
- --serviceName name¶
Set the service name of mongos.exe when running as a Windows Service. Use this name with the net start <name> and net stop <name> operations.
- --serviceDisplayName <name>¶
Default: Mongo DB Router
Sets the name listed for MongoDB on the Services administrative application.
- --serviceDescription <description>¶
Default: Mongo DB Sharding Router
Sets the mongos.exe service description.
For descriptions that contain spaces, you must enclose the description in quotes.
- --serviceUser <user>¶
Runs the mongos.exe service in the context of a certain user. This user must have “Log on as a service” privileges.