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1828536 - How to start the Central Management Server (CMS) in console mode in BI 4.x? (Windows)


  • How to start the Central Management Server (CMS) with -serverconsole option (Console Mode)?
  • CMS crashes and need to troubleshoot whether the CMS itself is the cause or other servers.
  • How to create a Server Intelligence Agent (SIA) for disaster recovery purpose?



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x
  • MS Windows Server
  • For BI 4.x in Linux/Unix, see KBA 1846264


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.3


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