Starting and Stopping SAP Control Center in Windows

There are several ways to start and stop SAP Control Center or the SCC agent. You can start manually, which is useful for testing and troubleshooting, or set the service to start automatically and to restart in case of failure.

This topic applies to both SAP Control Center (the server, which includes the management UI) and the SCC agent that runs on each product server managed by SCC. When you install SCC and the SCC agent in the same directory by selecting both options in the installer, you always start and stop them together—by executing a single command or controlling a single service. This topic applies both to singleton installations (which do not use a shared disk) and to instances of SCC agents and servers running from a shared disk.

If you run SAP Control Center or the SCC agent manually, you must issue a command every time you start or shut down. If you run as a service (which is recommended), you can configure the service to start and restart automatically. These are the options:
  • Use the scc.bat command to start SCC or the SCC agent manually. The command gives you access to the SCC console, which you can use to shut down and to display information about services, ports, system properties, and environment variables. You can also use scc.bat to change the logging level for troubleshooting purposes. Using scc.bat prevents you from taking advantage of the automatic start and restart features available to services.
  • Use the Services list under the Windows Control Panel to start, stop, and configure the SAP Control Center service for an SCC server or agent.
  • Use the net start and net stop commands. This is another way to run SAP Control Center or the SCC agent as a service.
    Note: To start an SCC agent or server as a service:
    • In a singleton installation, you must have selected Yes in the installer to install the agent or server as a service.
    • In a shared disk installation, the agent or server must have been deployed using the -service option of the sccinstance command.

In a singleton installation, the installer lets you start SCC or the SCC agent as a service and configures the service to restart automatically. Before starting, check the Windows Services list for an SAP Control Center service.

Here are the steps for each starting and stopping option: