Hi , Iam using JBoss-2.4.3 on Linux environment.For starting the server i used to execute tha command java -jar run.jar in JBOSS/bin directory. I had extracted this jar and i found there was only Main.class in it. But , the problem now is i wanted to start the server programatically.Is itg posiible to start? If os can u give me the source code for starting and stopping the server programatically. waiting for u response............. thanks in advance ........ regards Raghav.