RoonServer

Roon Server

What is Roon Server?

In terms of our Architecture, Roon Server packages provide Core and Output functionality.

Why would you want to use Roon Server?

Roon Server is a software package that provides a “headless” Roon install. Headless simply means it's a server computer that doesn't have a display or keyboard directly attached.

Roon Server is a version of Roon that has no user interface, instead you control it using Roon Remote. Roon Server also uses less computing resources than the full version of Roon, and is the best choice for installation on headless servers.
Roon Server is used in conjunction with Roon or Roon Remote, both of which provide control functionality.

Roon Server runs on Linux (x64), Mac OS X, and Windows (x86 and x64).

The 'Launch at startup' option

Roon Server on a Windows PC has a "Launch at startup" option so that Roon Server will start up automatically when the user logs in to Windows.


To avoid the need to manually log into Windows each time the server hardware is rebooted or Windows is restarted, it's a good idea to set up an auto-login for this account.

macOS has a similar option available to launch Roon Server at login.

On Linux, Roon Server runs as a service. You can manually start/stop it if needed. You can disable the service if (for whatever reason) you do not want it to load at startup and enable/start it manually afterward. 

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