You must be logged onto a UNIX server as root or superuser or onto a Windows NT, Windows 2000 to 2008 server with administrator privileges to start or stop acuserve.
When you start acuserve, you can specify a number of startup options. If you start acuserve without specifying any options, the current defaults are used. AcuServer returns a status to the operating system indicating success or failure of the start. See Start Status Codes for a list of return codes.
When you stop the acuserve daemon/service, acuserve attempts to close all open files before shutting down.