Sending commands from the Domino® Administrator console

A Domino® server command can contain up to 255 characters. If an argument for a command contains a space, enclose it in quotation marks. For example: PULL "Renovations Server".

About this task

Most server commands support the arguments -? and /? to display online help. For example, you could enter one of these to obtain help for the server command Tell Amgr:
Tell Amgr -?
Tell Amgr /?

To send a command from the Domino® Administrator console:


  1. Make sure you have the administrator access to the server required for the command you are sending.
  2. From the Domino® Administrator, connect to the server.
  3. Click Server > Status.
  4. Click Server Console.
  5. Do one of the following to add the command to the Command box:
    • Enter the command with any arguments directly in the Command box.
    • Click Commands, select the command from the list, and click OK. Enter any necessary arguments.
    • If you've added the command to the Commands menu, select the command from the list.
    • If you are sending a Tell command to the Certificate Authority (CA) process that requires a password as an argument, click the Commands menu, and select Password Commands to display a box in which to enter the password. The password box masks the characters in the password with asterisks.
  6. Optional: To prevent the console from displaying the server output, click the Send menu and select Quiet Commands.
  7. To send the command only to the connected server, click Send. To send the command to more than one server:
    1. Click the Send > Select Servers.
    2. In the Domain box, select the Domino® Domain of a server to which you want to send the command.
    3. In the Server box, select a server from the selected domain.
    4. Click Add.
    5. Repeat Steps b through d for each server to which you want to send the command.
    6. Select or deselect Quiet Commands to optionally change the option specified in Step 6.
    7. Click Create Group, enter a name for the group, and click OK to save the group of selected servers.
    8. Click Send.
      Note: You can also select a group you have added to the Send menu.
  8. If you entered a Controller command or shell command, enter the following in the Login dialog box that opens:
    • In the Server's Internet Address box, specify the TCP/IP host name of the server.
    • In the User ID box, specify a name in your Person document in the Domino® Directory on the server to which you are connecting.
    • In the Password box, specify the password that is in the Internet password field of your Person document.
    • Click OK.
  9. Optional: Do any of the following, as necessary:
    • Click Live to display events as they happen on the remote server.
    • Click Pause to pause output from the remote server.
    • Click Stop to stop events as they happen on the screen.