The admin tools ask first for the database admin password if there is one. The main window is splitted in 2 parts. The left one is a data tree showing the database content and the right one contain the current command panel.
The title banner shows the current data tree path which is set by clicking on a data tree node.
By default, any command issued from a command panel is applied to the current data node.
The back (left arrow) button do not re-open, the previous panel but a programmatically fixed panel.
All messages printed out can be retrieved from the Database Installation panel, button Open Applicaton Logs (see article).
Each command panel has 3 buttons on the bottom. from left to right :
Run the command
Switch on/off the debug mode
Download an Ant task file doing the same command
Below the data tree are 2 buttons
Reload Cache reload the meta data. That can be used for instance to monitor external scripts modifying the database content.
Deploy Web Application on the Tomcat server. This must be done each time the datat ree has been modified. There is however a smoother way to do this, see this article.