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There are two command line ways to start the server. From a command line window or terminal change directory to <geronimo_home>/bin. From there you can either type:
java -jar server.jar
To stop the server you will have to open a new command line window or terminal, change directory to <geronimo_home>/bin and run the shutdown command. You will be prompted for username and password. Refer to the Shutdown and Geronimo sections for the available options for this command.
If the server is already running you have the option of using the Geronimo Administration Console to shutdown the server remotely. With the server up and running open a Web browser and point to the following URL to access the console:
Log in to the Geronimo Administration Console and click on Shutdown on the Console Navigation menul on the left.
When you click on the Shutdown button in the Server Manager portlet, you will be prompted one more time to confirm the server shutdown. Click OK to confirm and shutdown the server. No need to mention that the connection from the Administration Console will be lost and you will need to restart the server from a terminal or command line window.