Accessing the MCS Console

You can access the Management & Control Services (MCS) console either locally, from the server on which it is installed, or remotely, from a networked PC.

Note If more than one user is logged into the same MCS server and one user makes changes, other users viewing the same node on either the Services or Products tree may not see the changes until their browsers are refreshed. This can be accomplished by clicking a different node in the tree, and then returning to the original node.
To access the MCS console
  1. Use one of the following methods to run the console:

    • For an unsecured (http) connection, run your Web browser and enter the following URL:



      host is the IP address or domain name of the server on which MCS is running (or "localhost" if running locally), and port is the port on which MCS is listening. For example, http://myhost:8086/mcs.

    • For a secured (https) connection, enter the following URL:



      host is the IP address or domain name of the server on which MCS is running, and SSLport is the secured port on which MCS is listening.

    • (Windows only) Click the Start button, point to Programs, and then click Attachmate Management and Control Services.

      This method is applicable only from the PC on which MCS is installed. Also, this method does not create a secured connection; for a secured connection, use the method above.

  2. When prompted, enter your user name and password.
    Note When you access the MCS console for the first time, log on using the "system" account and the password that was entered during the MCS installation. For subsequent access, log on as one of the users to which you gave console access permissions in MCS.

Logging Off the MCS Console

After you log in to the MCS console (if a user name and/or password are required), you remain logged in to the current session until you close the browser window. Until you close the browser window, your user name and/or password remain active within the browser, allowing anyone to navigate back to the MCS console using the browser's Back button and other history features.

In order to fully log off an MCS console session, you must close the browser window when you are finished using MCS.

Related Topics
Bullet Management & Control Services, Overview
Bullet Using MCS for the First Time