3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2012 4:02 AM by Wolf-Dieter Fink

    Defining a jboss.server.base.dir doesn't really work

    lups Newbie

      Hi all,

      I'm using JBoss AS 7.1.1 and trying to use a standalone server outside of the JBOSS_HOME "standalone" subdirectory.


      To do this, I can't find a howto, so I tried these steps :

      • I copy the C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\standalone directory in my working environment : C:\Myenv\standalone
      • I execute these lines :

      set JBOSS_HOME=C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final

      set JBOSS_BASE_DIR=C:\Myenv\standalone

      set PATH=%JBOSS_HOME%\bin;%PATH%



      This doesn't work, do to https://issues.jboss.org/browse/AS7-3800, so I changed last line to

      standalone.bat -Djboss.server.base.dir="%JBOSS_BASE_DIR%"


      This time, JBoss starts without error.


      However, I think that this simple configuration is still incorrect :

      • The add-user script do not change my C:\Myenv\standalone\configuration\mgmt-users.properties, but my C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\standalone\configuration\mgmt-users.properties !
      • I also tried (with same failure) :

           add-user -Djboss.server.base.dir="%JBOSS_BASE_DIR%"

      • The jboss-cli command


      reports some references to %JBOSS_HOME%\standalone instead of %JBOSS_BASE_DIR%, as shown in this extract (jboss.server.* are correct but logging.configuration and org.jboss.boot.log.file are invalid) :


      "jboss.server.base.dir" => "C:\\Myenv\\standalone",

              "jboss.server.config.dir" => "C:\\Myenv\\standalone\\configuration",

              "jboss.server.data.dir" => "C:\\Myenv\\standalone\\data",

              "jboss.server.default.config" => "standalone.xml",

              "jboss.server.deploy.dir" => "C:\\Myenv\\standalone\\data\\content",

              "jboss.server.log.dir" => "C:\\Myenv\\standalone\\log",

              "jboss.server.name" => "xxxxxx",

              "jboss.server.temp.dir" => "C:\\Myenv\\standalone\\tmp",

              "line.separator" => "


              "logging.configuration" => "file:C:\\My Program Files\\jboss\\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\\standalone/configuration/logging.properties",

              "module.path" => "C:\\My Program Files\\jboss\\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\\modules",

              "org.jboss.boot.log.file" => "C:\\My Program Files\\jboss\\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\\standalone\\log\\boot.log",


      How do you recommand to configure JBoss to have a dedicated standalone server outside of the Jboss install directory ?




        • 1. Re: Defining a jboss.server.base.dir doesn't really work
          James Perkins Master

          You should be able to set the JBOSS_BASE_DIR evironment variable in the standalone.conf.bat file.


          set "JBOSS_BASE_DIR=C:\Myenv\standalone"



          James R. Perkins

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          • 2. Re: Defining a jboss.server.base.dir doesn't really work
            lups Newbie

            Thank you James for your answer. This solves the jboss-cli problem.


            However, the add-user.bat script still works with properties file in C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\standalone\configuration (and not with those in C:\Myenv\standalone\configuration) :


            What type of user do you wish to add?
             a) Management User (mgmt-users.properties)
             b) Application User (application-users.properties)
            Enter the details of the new user to add.
            Realm (ManagementRealm) :
            Username : admin
            Password :
            Re-enter Password :
            The username 'admin' is easy to guess
            Are you sure you want to add user 'admin' yes/no? y
            About to add user 'admin' for realm 'ManagementRealm'
            Is this correct yes/no? y
            Added user 'admin' to file 'C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\standalone\configuration\mgmt-users.properties'
            Added user 'admin' to file 'C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\domain\configuration\mgmt-users.properties'
            Appuyez sur une touche pour continuer...


            So, users added with add-user script cannot be used to connect to JBoss console.


            The easy workarround is to copy mgmt-users.properties from C:\My Program Files\jboss\jboss-as-7.1.1.Final\standalone to C:\Myenv\standalone\configuration.

            But I think that add-user script should take care of the jboss base dir configuration...



            • 3. Re: Defining a jboss.server.base.dir doesn't really work
              Wolf-Dieter Fink Master

              With AS7.1.1 the add-user does not support this.

              If you use AS7.2 you can add 'add-user.... -sc c:\Myenv\standalone\configuration'

              I'm not sure whether it works with ' ' in the path as your original 'My Progam Files' is

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