Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Administrator's Guide

Starting the Administration Server

This section describes how to access the Administration Server for UNIX/Linux and Windows platforms.

UNIX/Linux Platforms

ProcedureTo access the Administration Server

  1. Go to the server_root/https-admserv/ directory (for example, /usr/s1ws61/servers/https-admserv/)

  2. Type ./start.

    This command starts the Administration Server using the port number you specified during installation.

Windows Platforms

The Sun Java System Web Server installation program creates a program group with several icons for Windows platforms. The program group includes the following icons:

Note –

The Administration Server runs as a services applet; thus, you can also use the Control Panel to start this service directly.

ProcedureTo access the Administration Server on Windows platforms

  1. Double-click the “Start Web Server Administration Server” icon, or type the following URL for starting the administration server in your browser:


    Sun Java System Web Server then displays a window prompting you for a user name and password.

  2. Type the administration user name and password you specified during installation.

    Sun Java System Web Server displays the Administration Server page.

    For more information, see the Administration Server page in the online help.

    Note –

    You must enable cookies in your browser to run the CGI programs which is necessary for configuring your server.

    You can also access the Administration Server from a remote location as long as you have access to client software such as Netscape Navigator. Since the Administrator Server is accessed through a browser, you can access it from any machine that can reach the server over the network.