I wanted to share the “short version” I gathered for running the ELK stack as services on a windows server.
I’m assuming these versions: ElasticSearch 1.4.4, LogStash 1.4.2, Kibana 4.0.0; and C:\ as the root folder for all installation (more like zip extractions..)
c:\nssm-2.24\win64\nssm install logstash.bat
c:\nssm-2.24\win64\nssm install kibana.bat
You should now be able to browse to localhost:5601 on your server