Set the server mode

This topic provides the instructions on how to set the server mode.

PPM server modes

PPM supports the following server modes:

  • NORMAL. In NORMAL mode, all enabled users can log on, and all services are available, subject to restrictions set in server.conf parameters.

  • RESTRICTED. In RESTRICTED mode, the server enables only users with Administrator access grants to log on. The server cannot run scheduled executions, notifications, or the concurrent request manager while in this mode.

    Before you can install an Deployment Management Extension, you must set the server to RESTRICTED mode.

  • DISABLED. DISABLED mode prevents server startup. A server enters disabled mode only after a PPM upgrade exits before the upgrade is completed.

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Set the server mode

You can use the script located in the <PPM_Home>/bin directory to set the server mode in situations where you want to obtain exclusive access to a running server.

To set the server mode using the script:

  1. From the command line, change to the <PPM_Home>/bin directory, and run the script.

    The Run dialog box opens.

  2. In the Open field, type the following:

    sh ./ <Mode_Name>

    where <Mode_Name> represents the NORMAL,RESTRICTED, or DISABLED server mode.

    For example, to set the server to restricted mode, in the Open field, type:

    sh ./ RESTRICTED

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