SCT Computer - Metasys - LIT-12012162 - MS-ADS05U-0 MS-ADX10U-0 MS-ADX10SQL-0 MS-ADX25U-0 MS-ADX25SQL-0 MS-ADX50U-0 MS-ADX50SQL-0 MS-ADX50SQL2-0 MS-ADX100U-0 MS-ADX100SQL2-0 - Server - Metasys Server - 12.0.50

Metasys Server Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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Metasys Server
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Refer to the SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012067) for more information on supported platforms and for installing SCT.

Use the steps in the following table for installing SCT on a split Metasys system.

Table 1. Installing SCT Software on Split Metasys System



Reference or Additional Steps


Verify that the computer intended for SCT software is running one of the following supported operating systems:
  • Windows® 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise Editions versions 21H2, 22H2 (64-bit). For all future Windows 10 updates after version 22H2, Johnson Controls will evaluate and certify that Metasys software can support the updates before we provide guidance on support.
  • Windows® Server® 2019 (version 1809 or later) (64-bit)
  • Windows® Server® 2016 (version 1607 or later) (64-bit)
Also run Windows Update to verify the operating system is up to date.

Open a command prompt window and run the command Winver as Administrator. The Windows version is listed in the dialog box that appears. Start Windows Update from the Search box and apply all required and recommended updates before installing any Metasys software.


Configure the Windows Firewall to ensure the ports that Metasys software requires are open.

See Configuring the Windows Defender firewall.


Follow the appropriate step:
  • If you are installing the Metasys Server software on an English language computer, skip to the next step.
  • If you are installing the Metasys Server software on a non-English language computer, you need to set the computer's regional settings and the default language used by the SQL Server database to the same locale as the site default language.

Consult the Microsoft documentation and see Installing Metasys server for a non-English locale.


If the computer has multiple network cards, configure the network card that the Metasys Server software is to use.

See Configuring Additional Network Cards.


Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 if the computer does not have this software feature installed.

In Control Panel, click Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on and off. Click the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or .NET Framework 3.5 feature. Check the HTTP Activation component. If you do not have Internet access, insert the operating system media, open a Command prompt with Run as Administrator, and execute this command (where <drive> is the disk drive with the media): Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:<drive>:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess.

On server-class OSs, use the Add Roles and Features Wizard in Server Manager to add the .NET Framework 3.5 Features and HTTP Activation components. On some server-class OSs, HTTP Activation may be listed under WCF Services.


Make sure all required software components are enabled.

See Required Windows operating system roles and features for more information.


Install a supported version of SQL Server software on a server class machine, including the recommended cumulative update, if any. The SCT setup installs SQL Server 2019 Express with CU18 on a non-server box if no SQL is present.

Refer to SQL Server Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012240).


If you want the Metasys SCT to use trusted certificates instead of self-signed certificates (the default), configure the certificates on the Metasys SCT before installing the software. Otherwise, go to the next step.

See Appendix: Certificate management and security.


Install and license SCT 15.0 software.

Refer to the SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012067) .


Install and license Metasys Device Packages, Metasys Field Controller Packages, and Johnson Controls SA Bus Device Packages

Refer to the Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389)


Start Launcher and add a profile for Metasys SCT.

Refer to Launcher Tool Help (LIT-12011742) .


Start Metasys SCT from Launcher. If you will be installing Metasys Advanced Reporting, create a new archive that you can later select in the Reporting tab of the Metasys Server setup window.

Refer to the SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012067) .


Go to the next section to install the database server of the split ADX.

Go to Database Server.