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Starting the Alfresco server

The server must be running before you can use Alfresco Share or Alfresco Explorer. When you install Alfresco using the setup wizard, the server is automatically installed and started as a service.

  • (Windows) If you installed Alfresco as a service, from the Start menu, select All Programs > Alfresco One > alfresco manager tool, and start the Tomcat Server and Postgres services.
  • (Windows) Alternatively, from a command prompt, navigate to the Alfresco installation directory (C:/Alfresco) and run servicerun START.

    You need administrator rights to run this command.

    These services are also available from the Start menu under Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services.

  • (Linux) If you installed Alfresco as a service, double click the Application Manager tool in the Alfresco root directory and start the PostgreSQL Database and Tomcat Server services.
  • (Linux) Alternatively, browse to /opt/alfresco/ and run ./alfresco.sh start as an administrator.

    Important: If you installed Alfresco using the setup wizard, the alfresco.sh script included in the installation disables the Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) feature across the system.
    Note: The default shell for this script is sh. You can edit the alfresco.sh file to change to your preferred shell. For example, change the #!/bin/sh line to #!/bin/bash.