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Starting WebLogic

This section discusses how to:

Starting WebLogic on Microsoft Windows

On Microsoft Windows, you can start WebLogic using:

  • command prompt.

  • Windows service.

Using the Command Prompt

Running WebLogic as a foreground process is beneficial if you need to monitor WebLogic in real time. To run WebLogic as a foreground process, enter one of the following commands at the command prompt in PIA_HOME\webserv\domain\bin.

Configuration Type


Single server


Or, you can use the PSADMIN PIA domain menu options.

Multi server - domain admin server


Multi server - managed server

startManagedWebLogic.cmd server

For example,

startManagedWebLogic.cmd PIA

Using the Windows Service

Benefits of running WebLogic as a Windows service include:

  • WebLogic can automatically start when the Windows server boots.

  • You can start and stop the service from a remote Windows machine.

To install the service, open the command prompt, and enter the appropriate command from your PIA_HOME\webserv\domain\bin directory:

Configuration Type


Single server


Multi server

InstallNTservice.cmd weblogic_server_instance_name

For example:

installNTservice.cmd PIA

To start WebLogic as a Windows service, you can:

  • Start the service named WebLogicdomain-servername (for example, peoplesoft-PIA) by using the Services utility in the Windows Control Panel.

  • Start the service from a command prompt by entering the following command:

     NET START peoplesoft-PIA

Note: If WebLogic fails to start as a service, try starting it as a foreground process to make sure there are no general issues related to the startup.

To uninstall the service, enter the following command:


Starting WebLogic on UNIX

To start PeopleSoft on UNIX execute the appropriate script in the WebLogic domain directory that the PeopleSoft install created, as in PIA_HOME/webserv/peoplesoft/bin.

Configuration Type


Single server

Multi server - domain admin server

Multi server - managed server server

For example, PIA

When you run the above scripts, the server runs as background process.