Starting the Rules Service from the Command Line

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You can start a Rules Service from the command line on any operating system, by typing:

RulesService -exe –a=port-nr -gc=host-name -peer=host-name:port-nr





specifies the port number used by the Rules Service, and



specifies the name of a granted (controlling) computer that checks the configuration of the Rules Service. If you open a web browser on this computer with URL:



You get the first configuration page of the Rules Service and you can specify the configuration parameters. The switch:



specifies another Rules Service, for which the started Rules Service will act as a Peer Rules Service.

NOTE: Starting the Rules Service from the command line does NOT install the Rules Service as a Windows Service.

NOTE: On Windows systems, it is also possible to create a Rules Service configuration file file without fully starting the Rules Service. This (-config) option may be useful to system managers. To create a configuration file (including an encrypted password) from the command line, type:

RulesService -exe -config -u <user name> -pw password


A configuration file is then created, and the Rules Service immediately exits again.