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You can start individual TREX servers for test purposes and for troubleshooting. You can then track the program output on the screen.

Starting the TREX Servers

  1. Stop TREX (seeStopping TREX).
  2. Open a separate prompt for each TREX server.
  3. Go to the TREX directory and start the TREX server.
    TREX Server Command

    Index server


    Name server




    Queue server


    Only relevant for an RFC connection: RFC server

    TREXRfcServer.exe -r


    In the properties of the prompt, deactivate the QuickEdit Mode option.

    Leave the prompt open. If you want, you can minimize the window so that it is shown as a pushbutton in the Windows task bar.

Stopping the TREX Servers

  1. Display the window in which you started the TREX server.
  2. Use CTRL + C or close the window.

Certain processing steps, for example, writing an index, cannot be interrupted. Such steps are completed before the TREX servers are stopped. This process can take a while to complete.

With large indexes, it can take up to a few hours to stop the TREX servers if lots of documents are currently being indexed.


Do not use the Task Manager to stop the TREX servers. Otherwise, data can be lost. Affected indexes can be irreparably damaged.