FAQs: Administration and Configuration
A. By default, if a Managed Server is unable to connect to the specified Administration Server
during startup, it can retrieve its configuration by reading a configuration file and other files
directly. You cannot change the server’s configuration until the Administration Server is
available. A Managed Server that starts in this way is running in Managed Server Independence
mode. For more information, see “Starting a Managed Server When the Administration Server Is
Not Accessible” in Configuring and Managing WebLogic Server.