Installing and running on Windows


There instructions are for setting up a Sevabot to run on Windows

These instructions are mostly useful for Sevabot development and testing and not for actual production deployments.

Installing Skype

Install Skype for Windows normally. Don’t install the Metro version on Windows 8. Create your Skype user.

Installing Python

Install latest Python 2.X x86 version and add the installation folder to your PATH environment variable

Installing sevabot

Sevabot is deployed as Python virtualenv installation. Use Powershell x86 version to perform the following steps

Install sevabot using virtualenv:

git clone git://
cd sevabot
powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "add-content -path -value(new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('')"
python venv
set-executionpolicy unrestricted
    . .\venv\Scripts\activate.ps1
python develop

This will

  • Pull all Python package dependencies from
  • Create a scripts under venv/bin/ to run Sevabot


If you want to live dangerously you can use git dev branch where all the development happen.

Set password and other settings

Customize Sevabot settings:

# Create a copy of

Setup your Skype admin username and HTTP interface password by editing

Running sevabot



When you launch it for the first time you need to accept the confirmation dialog in the desktop environment



There might be a lot of logging and stdout output when the bot starts and scans all the chats of running Skype instance.

Eventually you see in the console:

Running on

Test it

In Skype chat, type:


Sevabot should respond to this message with Skype message:


Testing HTTP interface

Sevabot server interface is listening to port 5000. This interface offers

  • Chat list (you need to know group chat id before you can send message into it)
  • Webhooks for integrating external services

Just access the Sevabot server by going with your web browser to: