Command Line Management

The Turbo Server executable, server.exe, is located in the installation directory of Turbo Hub Server (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Turbo Server). It has many administrative options that are accessible by using command line parameters.

When using the Turbo Server command line administrative tools, it is important to remember the following:

  • Run the command window as Administrator (right-click Run as Administrator).

  • When working in the command window place quotation marks around parameters and paths that include a space.

Server.exe Command Format

Server.exe can be used with the following arguments to manage provisioning, uninstall, upgrade, and service recycling:

Option

Description

Server.exe /provision

Creates the Turbo Hub Server data and sites. For additional details use Server.exe /help.

Server.exe /uninstall

Uninstalls Turbo Hub Server.

Server.exe /restart-apache-service

    Required parameters:
    [Apache process Id]

Restarts Apache web service gracefully.

Server.exe /?, -?, ?, /help, -help, help

Prints this usage information.


Server.exe admin Command Format

Server.exe can also be used to create and update applications, as well as to manage other server settings. This is done by specifying any of the given topics after the Server.exe admin command.

Server.exe admin --directory-services

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current list of directory services.

new <login prefix>

Creates a new directory service with default settings.

delete <login prefix>

Deletes the given service.

help

Prints help information.


Examples:
  • Print the current directory services:

    Server.exe admin --directory-services

  • Create a new directory service with prefix "loc":

    Server.exe admin --directory-services new loc

  • Delete the "loc" directory service:

    Server.exe admin --directory-services delete loc

Server.exe admin --directory-service

Option

Description

discover-local-ad

Attempts to connect to local Active Directory. If it succeeds, the connection and schema settings are printed.


Server.exe admin --directory-service <login prefix>

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current settings for the directory service.

<property>

Prints the current value of <property>.

<property> <value>

Sets the value of <property> to <value>.

set [<file>]

Imports the settings from a file, or standard input if no file is specified. Settings files are in the same format as the output of the print function.

discover-local-ad

Attempts to connect to local Active Directory. If it succeeds, the connection and schema settings are printed.

discover

Scans the directory service for recommended schema settings.

directories

Prints the subdirectories within this directory service.

groups

Prints the user groups within this directory service.

sync

Synchronizes users and groups from the directory service.

items

Prints the current synchronized items.

items add (Group|Subdirectory) <distinguished name>

Adds an item to be synchronized.

items clear

Deletes all sync items.

help

Prints help information.


An external directory service may have particular configurations which a directory service must accommodate. In addition to standard settings like name and description, there are the following important categories of options:
  • Connection settings: host, port, binding type, username, password

  • Schema settings: user and group attribute names used by the external directory service

  • Synchronized items: if the entire external directory should not be imported, the items commands should be employed to add specific user groups or LDAP directories to include

The following examples describe a typical set of steps to set up a directory service for the local Active Directory.

  • Print the settings of directory service "ad":

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad

  • Change the name of directory service "ad":

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad name "Local Active Directory"

  • Dump the settings of directory service "ad" to a file:

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad print > ad-settings.txt

  • Discover the schema of directory service "ad":

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad discover

  • Copy/paste the recommended schema from the console to the ad-settings.txt file.

  • Print all the groups found in "ad":

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad groups

  • Specify a user group to be synchronized:

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad items add Group "cn=All,dc=acme,dc=com"

  • Set all the settings of "ad" from a file:

    Server.exe admin --directory-service ad set ad-settings.txt

Server.exe admin --global

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current global settings.

<property>

Prints the current value of <property>.

<property> <value>

Sets the value of <property> to <value>.

help

Prints help information.


Examples:

  • Print the current settings:

    Server.exe admin --global

  • Print the Default Launch Mode settings:

    Server.exe admin --global default-launch-mode

  • Set the Default Launch Mode settings:

    Server.exe admin --global default-launch-mode 2

Server.exe admin --hub

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current hub settings.

keys

Prints the current set of API keys.

key create <name> <type>

Creates an API key with the given name. Specify "system" or "user" for the type of key to create.

key renew <name>

Regenerates the value of the API key with the given name.

key delete <name>

Deletes the API key with the given name.

import <option> <type> <path>

Builds an image from the specified file and adds it to the local repository

help

Prints help information.


Examples:
  • Print the current settings:

    Server.exe admin --hub print

  • Add an API key:

    Server.exe admin --hub key create "Test Lab Key" system

Server.exe admin --license

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current license.

set <file>

Sets the license to the contents of the given text file.

help

Prints help information.


Examples:
  • Print the current license:

    Server.exe admin --license print

  • Set the current license:

    Server.exe admin --license set ss-license.txt

Server.exe admin --server

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current primary server settings.

<property>

Prints the current value of <property>.

<property> <value>

Sets the value of <property> to <value>.

help

Prints help information.


Examples:
  • Print the current primary server settings:

    Server.exe admin --server

  • Print the root web address:

    Server.exe admin --server <server-name> web-root

  • Set the root web address:

    Server.exe admin --server <server-name> web-root https://acme/turbo

  • Set the SSL certificate file path:

    Server.exe admin --server <server-name> ssl-certificate-file c:\programdata\acme\cert.txt

Server.exe admin --users

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current users and groups.

authentication-type (Anonymous|Forms)

Changes the current authentication type.

ticket-timeout

Gets or sets the number of days that a login ticket is valid when "remember me" is selected. The default is 1 week. The minimum value is 1 day. The maximum value is 200 years (73000 days).

help

Prints help information.


Examples:
  • Print information about current users and groups:

    Server.exe admin --users

  • Change the authentication type to "Forms":

    Server.exe admin --users authentication-type Forms

  • Change the login timeout duration to four weeks:

    Server.exe admin --users ticket-timeout 40320

Server.exe admin --user-groups

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current list of user groups.

new <name>

Creates a new user group with default settings.

delete <id>

Deletes the given group.

help

Prints help information.


Examples:
  • Print the current groups:

    Server.exe admin --user-groups

  • Create a new group with name "Power Users":

    Server.exe admin --user-groups new "Power Users"

  • Delete group 2:

    Server.exe admin --user-groups delete 2

Server.exe admin --user-group

Option

Description

print, (none)

Prints the current settings for the user group.

<property>

Prints the current value of <property>.

<property> <value>

Sets the value of <property> to <value>.

set [<file>]

Imports settings from a file, or standard input if no file is specified. Settings files are in the same format as the output of the print function.

clear

Removes all members from the group.

help

Prints help information.


Examples:

  • Print the settings of group 2:

    Server.exe admin --user-group 2

  • Print the properties and members of group 2:

    Server.exe admin --user-group 2 print

  • Remove all members from group 2:

    Server.exe admin --user-group 2 clear

Server.exe admin workspace app add [repoId] [workspace] --isolate=[isolation]

Adds application with repoId namespace/name:release to workspace. If workspace is ommited, then server attempts to add the application to the default workspace. Accepted values for the optional isolation flag are full, write-copy or merge.

Server.exe admin workspace app remove [repoId] [workspace]

Removes all applications with repoId namespace/name:release from the workspace. If workspace is ommited, then server attempts to remove all matching applications from the default workspace.

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