nameserver_client.exe reference

FAST Search Server 2010

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-21

Use nameserver_client to retrieve entries from the name server in a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint installation.

The nameserver_client tool is provided for debugging only.
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\nameserver_client [global options]


Parameter Description


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

The nameserver_client command-line tool retrieves and prints a set of entries from the name server. The following options determine which entries to retrieve from the name server:

  • --name-prefix

  • --interface

  • --version

  • --host

Matches against the --interface, --version, and --host options must be exact on the full strings. A match against the --name-prefix option must be exact on a prefix.

Output entries are Abstract Object References (AORs), representing middleware server objects in a running deployment. The output contains a single AOR for each line in the format:

aor[host:port interface_type interface_version object_id name]

The host is matched against the --host option, interface_type against the --interface option, interface_version against the --version option, and name against the --name-prefix option.

If no options are specified, all AOR entries registered in the name server are retrieved.



Displays help information.


Displays version information.



Matches a prefix of the AOR registered name against the specified <name prefix>.


<interface type>

Matches the interface_type of an AOR against the specified <interface type>.


<interface version>

Matches the interface_version of an AOR against the specified <interface version>.


<host name>

Matches the host of an AOR against the specified <host name>.

In the following example, the AOR host is, the port is 8080, the interface_type is mymodule::myinterface, the interface_version is 1.2, the object_id is 1225101520000000010, and the name is mysystem/my_name.

aor[ mymodule::myinterface v1.2 1225101520000000010