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Home > Success Center > Kiwi Syslog Server > Kiwi Syslog Server Documentation > Kiwi Syslog Server Administrator Guide > Command line arguments

Command line arguments

The following command line parameters can be used when starting the syslog executable, Syslogd.exe, Syslogd_Manager.exe, or Syslogd_Service.exe. Parameters are not case sensitive. If you specify more than one parameter at a time, separate the values with a space.

Start-up Debug

This command creates a debug file that contains the results from the program start-up and socket initialization routines. The debug file is created in the installation directory, and the file name is based on the program file it was used with (as described below).

This debug file can help you troubleshoot the following issues:

  • if the program does not appear to be receiving messages on the port specified by the Inputs setup option, check the start-up debug file to ensure that the sockets initialized correctly.
  • If the program appears to crash on start-up, this option can help locate the problem.

If you are running Kiwi Syslog Server as a service, the service can't be provided with a command line argument. Use the DebugStart registry entry to create this file.

Command line value DEBUGSTART
Applies to Syslogd.exe, Syslogd_Service.exe, and Syslogd_Manager.exe
Files created

When run with:

The file name is:
Syslogd.exe Syslogd_Startup.txt
Syslogd_Service.exe Syslogd_Service_Startup.txt
Syslogd_Manager.exe Syslogd_Manager_Startup.txt

Service - Install Service

This command attempts to install the Syslog Server as a service. A status message indicates whether the installation was successful.

Use this command if:

  • Installing the service from the Manage menu of the Syslog Server Service Manager failed.
  • You need to run the command from a batch file to automate the installation.
Command line value -INSTALL
Applies to Syslogd_Service.exe
Silent option

Follow this command line value with -silent to prevent the status message from being displayed:

-install -silent

Service - Uninstall Service

This command attempts to uninstall the Syslog Server as a service. A status message indicates whether the installation was successful.

Use this command if:

  • Uninstalling the service from the Manage menu of the Syslog Server Service Manager failed.
  • You need to run the command from a batch file to automate the process.

Be sure to stop the service before you uninstall it. To stop it from a command line, use the net stop command. For example:

net stop "Kiwi Syslog Server"

Command line value -UNINSTALL
Applies to Syslogd_Service.exe
Silent option

Follow this command line value with -silent to prevent the status message from being displayed:

-uninstall -silent

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