BuildMaster Documentation

Service Administration

The BuildMaster Service is key component of BuildMaster's architecture, and is what actually runs your deployment plans using the execution engine. It's a standard Windows Service Application, and may be managed and configured using the Windows Service Manager or sc.exe as you see fit.

Managing the Service from the Web Application

In addition to stopping and starting the Otter Service, you can see the service's live logs; this may be helpful when diagnosing problems or working with Inedo's support team to track down unexpected behavior or bugs.

Task Runners

Task runners run well-defined background jobs, on either a periodic and/or manual basis. Many will create sub-tasks that allow you to better visualize what the service is doing. Some task runners can be manually triggered. This should only be needed in debugging purposes, as the Web Application will trigger them in response to certain actions (such as deploying a release package), and they are always executed on service start.

Server Checker

checks the status of connected servers periodically, performs process host updates as needed, and marks outdated Inedo agents

Execution Dispatcher

monitors the database for executions that are ready to run, and creates a sub-task to run them; this runs periodically, as defined by the ExecutionDispatcher.Frequency configuration setting (5 seconds by default)

Scheduled Promotion Dispatcher

promotes release packages that are “scheduled as soon as requirements are met”

Update Checker

Checks the System.IntegrationUrl (defaults to for software and extension updates every 12 hours; this may be disabled by setting the Extensions.NextCheck value to empty

Pipeline Stage Validator

evaluates a specified deployment set's automated gates, and marks the time and status of the check; this is triggered from the web

Retention Policy Dispatcher

evaluates retention policies every 10 minutes

Infrastructure Sync

if enabled, queries the configured source for infrastructure configuration and dispatches an execution if there are any changes; this runs periodically, as defined by the Infrastructuresync.Frequency configuration setting (60 seconds by default)

Event Listener Dispatcher

monitors BuildMaster events and notifies any configured event listeners when they have occurred.

Scheduled Build Dispatcher

Dispatches executions for release package triggers that will create a package on a schedule

SCM Trigger Dispatcher

Monitors legacy Source Control Providers and creates new release packages when a change is detected

Legacy Issue Tracker Synchronizer

performs synchronization of issues using legacy issue tracking providers.

Service Configuration

By default, the BuildMaster Service is named INEDOBMSVC, runs under the NetworkService account, and is granted Read, Write, ListDirectory privileges to the following paths:

  • ExecutionTempPath
  • ExtensionsPath
  • ExtensionsTempPath

If you choose to configure this as a custom domain account, it will be important to grant these same privileges.