Windows service mongod.cfg replSetName

Hi MongoDB community, I am having a problem with replSetName in my cfg file. I am using mongoDb version mongodb-windows-x86_64-4.4.17-signed

When i add replSetName to cfg the I am able to start the windows service but i am not able to connect via MonGoDB Compass


Time Out in MonGoDB Compass?

i do not see any error messages in the Log files. Lines 42 and 43 show MonGoDB Compass trying to connect

Any ideas what i am doing incorrectly ?

The replicaSet has not been initiated.

You can use the Direct Connection option to connect and then use the built-in mongosh to initiate.
See screenshots below.

The process is described in the manual: