Use the AdminTask object to access a set of administrative commands that provide an alternative way to access the configuration commands and the running object management commands.
The administrative commands run simple and complex commands. They provide more user friendly and task-oriented commands. The administrative commands are discovered dynamically when you start a scripting client. The set of available administrative commands depends on the edition of WebSphere® Application Server that you installed. You can use the AdminTask object commands to access these commands.
Administrative commands are grouped based on their function. You can use administrative command groups to find related commands. For example, the administrative commands that are related to server management are grouped into a server management command group. The administrative commands that are related to the security management are grouped into a security management command group. An administrative command can be associated with multiple command groups because it can be useful for multiple areas of system management. Both administrative commands and administrative command groups are uniquely identified by their name.
The AdminTask object enables the execution of available admin commands. AdminTask commands operate in two modes:
the default mode is one which AdminTask communicates with the WebSphere server to accomplish its task. A local mode is also available, in which no server communication takes place. The local mode of operation is invoked by bringing up the scripting client using the command line "-conntype NONE" option or setting the "com.ibm.ws.scripting.connectiontype=NONE" property in wsadmin.properties file.