Yeah I had done that yesterday and we played last night and it all worked just fine. Not sure how I managed to get the wrong one in the server folder but I got it sorted now. What started this whole problem was I was wanting a texture pack. I really like the soartex fanver and was trying to figure out if I can get it in the server game. Is this possible or am I out of luck?
Ok well I promise that I did nothing this time! Played a bunch yesterday into the night with no issues what so ever. Get up this morning to load it up and the command window that pops up after clicking the bat file instantly shuts off. No logs or crash logs.
Hmmmmm. Ok. And if you manually open a command window, and manually type in the line to start the server jar file (the line should be in the bat file if you open it in notepad), what does it say when you hit enter?
Hum yeah. And then I went back and saw you had java 8 in there and that argument wouldn't have mattered anyway. Try assigning 3G to -Xmx. Try updating forge (up to 1291 now I think) as a last ditch attempt but I don't think that's the issue as it worked just fine yesterday.
Do me a favor and open your task manager when you're starting your server and tell me if at any point you're running out of memory? I don't know where system event reports would be on windows 7/8 but that might also be useful to see if there are any issues there.
Are you running any other java apps while trying to run the MC server? Remember how we had you set global java settings to 2-3G? Well if you're running server copy and that takes up 3G and then client copy takes up another 3, then I'm not sure if you're quickly running out of memory, especially if you have something else running that uses java.
No not to my knowledge. I dont run anything other than google chrome for wiki lookups for minecraft while I am playing. I will say my anti virus program ran a scan overnight and found a bad file so I wonder if it messed with my server stuff.