I installed mosquitto for Windows, and ran the following command from command prompt as administrator:

net start mosquitto

I get the following message:

The Mosquitto Broker service is starting. The Mosquitto Broker service could not be started.

The service did not report an error.

What could be the issue? Thanks!

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When running Mosquitto Broker as a service on Windows, it will always look for a config file in the MOSQUITTO_DIR path.

If you do not have a config file there, it will fail. Usually the installer creates this for you, I suggest you to check if the configuration file is present.


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