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I am pretty new to ArcGIS for Server and ArcSDE but cannot find a solution in the Esri Documentation or Forums.

I don not know how to use sdemon or even where to start this command line tool.

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Please chck out gisprog.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/basicarcsd –  Sunil Mar 22 '13 at 6:53
    
Thanks....but are the commands run in the Windows command line? or is there an ESRI Command line tool for this? –  Robert Buckley Mar 22 '13 at 6:58

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Robert, if you are on 10.1, you need to install the ArcSDE Command Line Tools separately by running the application server install program. The installation would be DBMS specific. Here is the reference for the sdemon command in SQL Server, for instance. Otherwise, the full CMD commands reference is installed with this installation on your local machine, so you can always access it from the Start menu (assuming you are on Windows). The 10.0 version (no big difference with 10.1) is available here.

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Hi, Thanks for the Info. I am running AGS 10.0 with ARCSDE 9.3.1. Does this Apply? –  Robert Buckley Mar 22 '13 at 10:43
    
Then you can access the .pdf file with the reference information for each command including the sdemon: resources.esri.com/help/9.3/geodatabase/pdf/admincmd.pdf and for installtion: resources.arcgis.com/content/geodatabases/9.3/installing-ArcSDE. The command reference and the necessary files for running the commands will be installed unitely. –  Alex Tereshenkov Mar 22 '13 at 11:03

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