How to Use Neverfail SCOPE with Command Line Options



This Knowledgebase article provides information about using Neverfail SCOPE with command line options.

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Note: This information is for internal use by Neverfail personnel and not to be released outside of the Neverfail Group.

Neverfail SCOPE supports operations from the command line as indicated below. The command lines have to be executed in a command window from the SCOPE installation folder (by default, this is C:\Neverfail\SCOPE\bin):

CAUTION: The –c, -u, -i, and –b commands must not be used while scope as a service is running as this may produce unpredictable results.

Command Results Version
ScopeSvc –v ScopeSvc -version Displays the version of scope file in console All Versions
sc start ScopeSvc
Start SCOPE Data Collector Service All Versions
sc stop ScopeSvc Stop SCOPE Data Collector Service All Versions
ScopeSvc –i ScopeSvc –install ScopeSvc –-install Installs the service (adds it to services list) All Versions
ScopeSvc –u ScopeSvc –uninstall ScopeSvc --uninstall Uninstalls the service (removes it from services list) All Versions
ScopeSvc –c ScopeSvc –console ScopeSvc –-console Runs scope as a console application – no need to install scope, just copy the binary – the results are saved in c:\neverfail\scope\data V4.3.2
ScopeSvc –b ScopeSvc –bandwidth ScopeSvc –-bandwidth To measure the bandwidth with default configuration (taken from registry) and save the result in a ‘Bandwidth <IP> <timestamp>.csv’ file in Scope log folder.
This command also allows the following parameters:
<the address of the other pair>
<true if it’s the active server, false if it’s the passive server>
--count= <the number of measurements/samples that should be taken, by default -1, aka INFINITE>
<the time to sleep between measurements – given in seconds>
=< the time to sleep between measurements –given in minutes>
on Server: S copeSvc –b –-active=false
on Client: S copeSvc –b –-active=true  --address=
The results are saved into c:\neverfail\scope\data\debug of the key set in registry for the scope log folder. The name of the results file is ‘Bandwidth Measurement %s %s.csv’.

SCOPESvc -fixuser

Fix the SCOPE_PIPE_USER credentials


SCOPESvc -deleteuser

Delete the SCOPE_PIPE_USER V5.0.8

Applies To

As Indicated Above

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