mongrel_rails_service is not recognized command error

The format is:

   mongrel_rails service::install -N rails_app2 -p 4001

(note space between mongrel_rails and service, and double-colon between service and install)

Documented here:



Those articles are woefully out of date because they’ve been rolled into “Deploying Rails Applications”. See for details.

Most of those approaches aren’t really recommended anymore… Instead, you should consider Apache 2.2 + mod_proxy_balance, behind IIS if possible. Exact details are in the book, or you can contact me for specific help.