mobile menu

Upgrading MCS

You are here
Upgrading MCS

Stop the MCS Service


In the list of Windows services locate Visualware MyConnection Server. Right click and choose Stop. This will stop the service.


Inside the MCS installation folder will be the script. Run this to stop the service, this can take upto 10-15 seconds. Once stopped move to the backup step.


To backup simply copy the current MCS installation directory to a save directory. This ensures that, should the upgrade not go as planned, the original install can be recovered.

Install the Latest MCS

For both Windows and Linux you can simply install the latest MCS over the current installation folder.

Installing MCS on Windows

Installing MCS on Linux

The service will automatically start once the install completes.

Satellite Upgrades

Note: MCS 11.0a+ contains increased security protocols. This change requires that all NQC and Access Satellite be upgraded to the latest firmware. To request the latest Access Series firmware click here. For NQC Satellites the latest install kits are in the MCS install root directory.

Update Publishing System Files

By default the publishing system files do not automatically update. New report publishing features and fixes will not be active until this is done. For details on how to do this click here.