beadmin.exe reference

FAST Search Server 2010

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-14

Use the beadmin tool to control and monitor the browser engine. Typical tasks include viewing processing statistics from the browser engine, and processing individual URIs.

To use a command-line tool, verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\beadmin.exe [options]


Parameter Description


The path of the folder where you have installed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, for example C:\FASTSearch.


Option (and short name) Value Description

--help (-h)

Displays help information.

--version (-v)

Displays version information.



Specifies the host name and port of the browser engine to use. Can be used with:

  • --uri

  • --urifile

  • --status

  • --statistics

Default: Queries the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint name service for the browser engine.

--loglevel (-l)


Specifies the log level threshold to use.

Default: info

--outfile (-o)


When using --uri or --urifile, writes the HTML body to the specified file instead of displaying it in the command line output.

--status (-a)

Displays the status of the browser engine. The output lists the currently processing URIs.

--statistics (-s)

Displays the processing statistics from the browser engine.

--uri (-u)


Specifies a URI to be processed by the browser engine, and displays the HTTP cookies and hyperlinks found. If log level is set to verbose the item’s HTML body is also displayed.

--urifile (-f)


Same as --uri, but specifies that the browser engine process all the URIs listed in the specified text file.

Use for debugging only.

This example processes a URI:

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\beadmin.exe -u

The following example processes a URI and displays the HTML body:

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\beadmin.exe -u -l verbose

To display browser engine statistics, follow this example:

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\beadmin.exe --statistics

The following example displays browser engine status:

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\beadmin.exe --status