Enable After Effects to run in a Windows Service Enviroment
Enables you to start After Effects in Render Engine Mode as a Windows Service or in a Windows Service environment without Windows login. This allows After Effects to be used with render management programs such as AWS Deadline in a render farm. We also comply with the European DSGVO, as After Effects starts without logging on to Windows and the computer itself can therefore remain password-protected.
Currently, After Effects crashes when, for example, it is executed using the Windows Task Scheduler directly after system start, but without physical user logon.
Informations about RE Mode: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/installing-after-effects-cc-render-engines-with-adobe-creative-cloud/
Thank you for this idea.
Have you tested this with After Effects 16.0 (October 2018 release) or later? Our developers report that a bug was fixed in that release that was preventing After Effects from running as a service.
sadly until now we only tested CC 2018 latest. If this was fixed in the CC 2019 its time to give the update in our Renderfarm a try. Sounds great! I will test it.