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Windows users can simply use any uncompressing utility, such as built-in compressed
folders (in newer Windows releases), WinZip, WinRAR, or 7-Zip taking care to choose a
folder name that does not contain empty spaces and white spaces. Unix/Linux should use
the $ unzip unzip shell command to explode the
Security warning
Unix/Linux users should be aware that WildFly does not require root privileges, as none
of the default ports used by WildFly are below the privileged port range of 1024 . To re-
duce the risk of users gaining root privileges through WildFly, install and run WildFly as a
non-root user.
Starting WildFly
After you have installed WildFly, it is wise to perform a simple start up test to validate
that there are no major problems with your Java VM / operating system combination. To
test your installation, move to the bin directory of your JBOSS_HOME (the path to which
you have unzipped your application server) directory and issue the following command:
standalone.bat # Windows users
$ ./ # Linux/Unix users
The following is a screenshot of a sample WildFly start-up console:
The preceding command starts up a WildFly standalone instance, which is equivalent to
starting the application server with the run.bat/ script used by earlier JBoss
AS releases. You will notice how amazingly fast the new release of the application server
is; this is due to the modular architecture introduced in Version 7 of JBoss AS, which only
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