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WAS startserver.bat as a Windows scheduled task

Pranav Sharma
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Hi
We have been running WAS start/stopserver.bat file as a windows scheduled task (to come up every morning and go down every night). However I just turned on Global Security, which requires to pass the username and password arguments in the command line.
However doing this in the scheduled task leaves the password as plain text, which is obviously not an option. How do I do this in a more secure way.

How do you guys automatically start and stop your server.

TIA
Pranav Sharma
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I have resolved the issue thanks.
Paul Clapham
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Could you tell us how? There may be the occasional other Websphere user who doesn't just run their server as a Windows service and who bumps into this question.
Pranav Sharma
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Sorry, I was going to come back later in the evening to post my solution. But here it is:

I modified the soap.client.props file located in \Appserver\properties

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and then used the PropFilePasswordEncoder script in \Appserver\bin to encode the property file
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p.s. We are not running this as a Windows Service because we are tied to certain other operations that we perform before bringing up the server.
 
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