To create a new enterprise server

You can only create enterprise server instances on your local machine.

  1. Right-click anywhere in the Server Explorer view and select New > Other > Micro Focus COBOL > Enterprise Server.
  2. Enter a name in the Name field.
  3. Check the 64-bit check box if you need to create a 64-bit server.
  4. Click Browse to the right of the Template field, then navigate to the folder that stores enterprise server template XML files.

    By default, this is the %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\etc\ServerTemplates folder. Visual COBOL provides the ESTemplate.xml template which that enables you to create a fully configured enterprise server instance. You can create additional templates by exporting an active MFDS process repository using the mfds command. See the mfds topic for more information.

  5. Select a template and click Open.
  6. In the Associate with pane, select the projects to associate with the server.
  7. Click Finish.

    The new enterprise server is created and associated with the selected projects.