Installing on Windows

The following procedure explains how to install MCS and the MCS service agent in a Windows environment. When you install MCS, the installation process checks for the presence of an existing MCS installation, version 2.0.3 or later. If such an installation is present, the installation process upgrades it.

To provide server scalability and failover protection, you can install MCS on multiple servers across your network, creating a server cluster. For more information, refer to Managing MCS Servers and Clusters, Overview.

If you use WebLogic, your WebLogic domain must exist before you begin the installation. If you need to create a new domain, do so using one of the methods provided by BEA.

Caution Disable any virus-scanning software before beginning installation. Running virus-scanning software during installation can result in missing or corrupted files, or other installation errors.
To install MCS in a Windows environment
  1. If necessary, create your WebLogic domain.

  2. Insert the product CD into the CD-ROM drive.

    If the setup utility does not start automatically, run autosetup.exe.

  3. Choose the component to install.

  4. Type the product access code for MCS or the standalone MCS service agent, and then click Next.

  5. Accept the terms of your license agreement, and then click Next.

    The installation program guides you through the installation process. For further details about the installation prompts, see Installation Prompts for Windows.

    When you install MCS, the MCS service agent is also automatically installed.

    If you install only the MCS service agent, there should be an existing MCS server installation on your network; otherwise a warning is displayed before you are allowed to continue.

Caution After upgrading, events stored in the previous version of the MCS log are no longer available.
Related Topics
Bullet Management & Control Services, Overview
Bullet Installation Prompts for Windows