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Pega.Loader parameters

Updated on January 25, 2022

The Pega Loader program is part of the Pega Synchronization Engine. The program coordinates the launch of Pega Robotic Automation™ components such as Pega Robot Runtime, Pega Updater, Pega Native Foundation, and Pega RPA Service.

When you use Pega Robot Manager, you normally do not need to specify anything on the command line. The only parameter you would typically use with Pega Robot Manager is –noSplash, to hide the splash screen.

If you are not using Pega Robot Manager, you can include the -d parameter to start Pega Robot Runtime and use the Pega Synchronization Engine. In this scenario, you use the -d parameter to specify the deployment package that you want to load. The following example shows the syntax that you use to start Pega.Loader.exe:

C:\{path to the Synchronization Engine install folder}\Pega.Loader.exe -d "path and project name"

The following parameters are available for use with the Pega.Loader program:

  • -b (--basic) – Include this parameter to load the default settings to start Pega Robot Runtime.
  • -v (--version) – Enter the specific version that you want to load or enter latest to load the latest version. Your entry overrides the version of Robot Studio that the deployment package was created with, which is the default if you omit this parameter.
  • --noSplash – Include this parameter to suppress the splash screen.
  • -e (--exe) – Specifies the Pega application that you want to launch. The program determines the path to the application, based on your entry for the Product parameter.
  • -p(--product) – This parameter is for future use in Pega Workforce Intelligence implementations.
  • -d (--package) – Only include this parameter if you want to start Robot Runtime and use the Pega Synchronization Engine without using Pega Robot Manager. You use this parameter to specify the deployment package that you want to load.
  • --args – The Pega.Loader program passes all text on the command line after the --args parameter to the launched executable. This must be the last parameter on the command line.

For more information, see Pega Synchronization Server and Package Server User Guide.


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