The scout can be run in different modes. Some modes require specific configuration on the command-line, the following table shows the command-line switches, their description and the modes they apply to.

SwitchModesNotes
ModesApplicable to all modes.
The scout mode for the duration of the command. Values are:
  • Configuration Manager  –
  • iQSonar –
  • SqlWaste –
  • Server –


More than one mode may be selected on the command-line by separating the values with commas.

Currently, it is not advised to run multiple modes together. The results may not be as expected and the performance can be worse than running different modes sequentially. The only exception is the SQLWaste mode which currently is an addition to either the iQSonar or the Server mode.

Whenever the Scout is run in Server or SQLWaste mode, you must provide a server list file for Windows adding the Servers switch to the command-line or configure the iQSonar mode with an appropriate iQDataHub location.


By default, if the Modes switch is not set on the Scout command-line, it will run in all the modes that were selected during its installation.

ApplicationConfigFileApplicable to all modesThe configuration file to use for the duration of the command. By default, the Scout will use the Scout.exe.config file. For example, to change this to any other file on the command-line, run:

C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\ActiveEfficiency\Scout\Scout.exe ApplicationConfigFile=Scout.Alternate.Config
NixServersServer mode only

Text file containing a list of Unix/Linux servers. To scan Linux servers, use the NixServers command-line parameter and run:

C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\ActiveEfficiency\Scout\Scout.exe NixServers=<PathToLinuxServerListFile>

where <PathToLinuxServerListFile> is the location of your text file. It must contain a list of FQDN server host names, one per line in the file. For example:

ACMENTWK\DEV120-LACMEACE
DEV121-LACMEACE.AcmeNtwk.local
DEV122-LACMEACE.AcmeNtwk.local
ACMENTWK\DEV1234-LMKAL
DEV5678-LMKAL.AcmeNtwk.local
ServersServer mode only

Text file containing a list of Windows servers to be scanned by the scout. To scan Windows servers, use the Servers command-line parameter and run:

C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\ActiveEfficiency\Scout\Scout.exe Servers=<PathToWindowsServerListFile>

where <PathToWindowsServerListFile> is where your file containing a list of Windows servers resides, including the file name. The file must contain a list of FQDN server host names, one per line in the file. For example:

ACMENTWK\DEV120-WACMEACE
DEV121-WACMEACE.AcmeNtwk.local
DEV122-WACMEACE.AcmeNtwk.local
ACMENTWK\DEV1234-WMKAL
DEV5678-WMKAL.AcmeNtwk.local