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DataServer for Microsoft SQL Server
Server Related Command Line Utilities and Startup Parameters : Other command line utilities for the DataServer : PROBRKR command

PROBRKR command

Starts the DataServer broker. To use the DataServer from a remote client, you must first start the broker. Once you start the broker, it can receive the client requests and spawn the DataServer.


Operating system
_probrkr.exe -S service-name [ -H host-name ]


Specifies the name of the broker process service on the host machine.
Specifies the name of the machine where the DataServer broker is installed. The default value is the local host.


*See OpenEdge Deployment: Startup Command and Parameter Reference for more details on the Server Name (-S), Host Name (-H) startup parameters.
*You can use any of the startup parameters with the PROBRKR command. See OpenEdge Deployment: Startup Command and Parameter Reference for details.
*You must start the remote broker in the same machine where your ODBC data source names (DSNs) are defined because the servers spawned by the broker inherit the setup of the environment from the broker. For example, set the environment variable MSSSRV to the name of the executable (including the path) of the DataServer for MS SQL Server. Be sure to set this variable on the host machine. Also, in the same environment, make sure you have set all MS SQL Server environment variables required to connect to the data source. See Configuring the DataServer for examples of required variables.
*To set the Message Buffer Size (-Mm) startup parameter for the broker to a value different from the default buffer size of 1024, you must set the PROSTARTUP environmentvariable equal to the path and name of the .pf file that contains the -Mm parameter and value that you are passing before you start the broker. This approach ensures that your value is recognized and therefore used by the broker when it starts. Only Windows clients must use this technique.
*Start the broker on a server that is locally connected to the disk containing the data source.