How to Install MFT Server Agents on Windows | JSCAPE

Learn how to install an agent on a remote Windows host. This allows you to transfer data to hosts that don't already have a file transfer service.
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Time to continue our tutorial on using JSCAPE MFT Server Agents. If you've been following our recent blog posts, you know that agents offer an easy way of exchanging files with hosts that don't have any file transfer service. We already taught you how to set up an Agent service and trading partner. So, this time, we're going to teach you how to install an agent on a remote host and then have that agent connect to our Agent service.

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[This is on our JSCAPE MFT Server host]

Let's start by going to our JSCAPE MFT Server machine and retrieve its IP address. We'll be needing that when we install our agent on the remote Windows host.

So, the IP address on my JSCAPE MFT Server is

ip config on mft server

[This is on our remote Windows host]

Now that we have that, let's head over to our remote Windows host, which we presume has no file transfer service, and fire up our web browser. We go to, and navigate to Products > JSCAPE MFT Server, and then Download.

download jscape mft server agent

We then fill up the download form and then click the Download Now button.

mft server download form

When we get to the JSCAPE MFT Server download page, we then click the JSCAPE MFT Server Agent link.

download mft server agent-1

That should in turn bring up the JSCAPE MFT Server Agent download page, where you can just click the appropriate Windows installer. I'm on a Windows Server host, so I'll download the install_64.exe installer.

download mft server agent for windows server

Download and save the installer...

mft server download save file

And then, once the download completes, double-click and run the installer.

run mft server agent installer

Just follow the instructions in the installation wizard until you get to the Agent Settings dialog.

Here, you'll need to specify the following:

Server host/IP - this is the hostname or IP address of your JSCAPE MFT Server instance;

Server port - this is the port number used by your MFT Server Agent service. The default number is 40025.

Agent username - this is the username of your Agent user account, which in our case is 'agentuser1';

Agent password - this is the corresponding password of your Agent user account;

Root path - this is the root of the path where you would like synchronization processes with your JSCAPE MFT Server instance to take effect. Meaning, this is where files will be copied to or copied from.

mft server agent setting

Click Finish to finalize the agent installation process. 

finish mft server agent installation

[This is on our JSCAPE MFT Server host]

To verify if the agent has successfully connected to your JSCAPE MFT Server host, go back to your JSCAPE MFT Server host, navigate to the domain where you created the Agent service, and then go to Overview > Sessions.

If all went well, you should see an Agent session originating from the IP address of the remote Windows host where you recently installed your MFT Server agent.

agent session

That's it. Now you know how to install a JSCAPE MFT Server Agent on a Windows host.

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