FireDaemon Pro 4 is a major update to our Windows service management product. FireDaemon Pro allows you to create and run any application program or script as a Windows service.
FireDaemon Pro 4 OEM Download
The information below applies predominantly to FireDaemon Pro retail customers. FireDaemon Pro OEM customers can download product updates via the download link embedded in your Cleverbridge order confirmation or subscription renewal email. If you can't find that email or are unsure of your Cleverbridge reference number please contact us.
FireDaemon Pro 4 Retail Download
Your FireDaemon Pro 3 license key will NOT work with FireDaemon Pro 4. You will need to obtain a new license key so please read the "Get New License Keys" section below. FireDaemon Pro 4 works alongside FireDaemon Pro 3. You cannot edit Pro 3 services with Pro 4 or vice versa.
|64-bit (x64) Download||32-bit (x86) Download|
For 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems
May 2021 - 30-day trial
For 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
May 2021 - 30-day trial
IMPORTANT #1: you may need to reboot your machine after installing this update by virtue of this version now deploying the latest Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2015-2019 runtime.
IMPORTANT #2: you may see a Windows Smartscreen notification when installing this version. This version uses a new Sectigo code signing certificate that may trigger the Windows Smartscreen warning.
Windows Server 2019 Server Core App Compatibility Feature On Demand (FOD)
If you are deploying FireDaemon Pro 4 on Windows Server 2019 Server Core, please ensure you install the App Compatibility Feature On Demand (FOD) prior to using FireDaemon Pro. This Windows feature is required to allow FireDaemon Pro to display Windows Explorer dialog box components properly and to run other Windows operating system components from the hamburger menu.
FireDaemon Pro 4 New Features
- Completely redesigned front end
- Works with FireDaemon Fusion 6.5 only
- Works with FireDaemon daeMON 2.5
- Brand new scheduling engine
- Multiple schedule types based on application type
- Always running application schedules include Restart and Duration
- Self-completing task schedule includes Execution Origin
- Process management overhauled - immediate catch/restart on crash/failure
- FireDaemon Pro service configuration now kept in the filesystem
- There's also a global default service template facilitating easy pre-configuration of services
- Overhaul of service Events
- Commands can be sent to the sub-process via STDIN
- Support for NUMA nodes and processor groups
- Services can be filtered
- Import services definitions via Inbound drag and drop
- Service life-cycle options based on process exit code
- Can launch processes that require higher execution levels
- Can terminate/restart hung processes
- Confirmation of actions controlling all services
- Run in session support for virtual desktops
- Prompt for service account password on import or clone
- Hotspots (visual cues)
- Note that Pro 4.5 Service definitions are not backwardly compatible with Pro 315 or 4.0
- Consult the Change Log for all improvements and fixes.
Buy FireDaemon Pro 4
To purchase FireDaemon Pro 4 licenses please visit the FireDaemon Pro 4 pricing information page.
FireDaemon Pro 4 Documentation
Please consult the Users Guide. It contains the necessary information on how to install and use FireDaemon Pro.
Before Upgrading To FireDaemon Pro 4
Before you consider upgrading to FireDaemon Pro 4, please ensure you have completed the following pre-flight checks:
- Ensure you backup and/or snapshot your machine
- Ensure you export your FireDaemon Pro service definitions for safekeeping.
Get New License Keys
- Your FireDaemon Pro 3 or earlier license key will not work with Pro 4
- FireDaemon Pro 4 and FireDaemon Pro 4 OEM is available on-demand to customers with a current Software Assurance subscription. Please contact us to obtain your license key or link to download Pro OEM.
- If you don't have a Software Assurance subscription you can upgrade for 50% off the base license price. Please contact us to obtain your discount coupon.
- You can purchase new Pro 4 licenses with optional Technical Support and Software Assurance subscriptions. Please see the pricing page for more information.
Check Your Upgrade Path
- If you are running Pro 0, Pro 1 or Trinity 2 - there is no upgrade path to Pro 4. You will need to install Pro 4 and manually re-create your services.
- If you are running Pro 3 - ensure you have upgraded to the latest version of Pro 3.15 first. This is important as earlier versions of Pro 3 have a bug which means your service configuration cannot be imported into Pro 4. Then install Pro 4 and migrate your services manually from Pro 3 to Pro 4.
- If you have Pro 4.0 installed - ensure you upgrade to Pro 4.0.72 prior to upgrading to Pro 4.5.
- If you have Fusion 6.0 installed - ensure you upgrade to Fusion 6.0.34. prior to upgrading to Fusion 6.5.
Prepare for the Upgrade
- If you are upgrading Pro 4 from an earlier version of Pro 4, your Pro 4 services will be stopped and restarted as part of the upgrade. If you have FireDaemon Fusion 6 installed, this will be restarted as part of the upgrade too
If you have applied your FireDaemon Pro 4 license key, then your license key will be preserved during the upgrade.
If you are upgrading from Pro 3 to Pro 4, you will need to manually migrate your services. Please carefully read our migration guide.
You may need to reboot your machine after installation by virtue of FireDaemon Pro 4 now deploying the latest Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2015-2019 runtime.
Bugs? Issues? Feature Requests?
Tell us what you think! All feedback gratefully received!