Starting AEM


The URL for launching AEM for a given PowerServer is HTTP://HOST_NAME:PORT/AEM/ or HTTPS://HOST_NAME:PORT/AEM/, where HOST_NAME is the machine name or IP address of the server, and PORT is the HTTP or HTTPs port for the server.

During installation, you can specify the name and port for PowerServer. If you want to start AEM from the computer that hosts the PowerServer, you can use the specified server name and port to access AEM, for example, http://localhost:80/AEM. However, you should not use a "localhost" listener in a production environment.

Three ways to launch AEM

There are three ways to launch AEM:

  • Type the AEM URL in any Web browser that is able to connect via HTTP or HTTPS to the Web port of the PowerServer.

  • On the computer where PowerServer is installed, select Programs > Appeon > PowerServer > Appeon Enterprise Manager from the Windows Start menu.

  • On the computer where PowerServer Toolkit is installed, click the AEM button () in the PowerServer Toolkit. Before doing this, ensure that the AEM URL has been configured correctly in PowerServer Toolkit.

AEM user name and password

Enter a valid user name and password for AEM. During the PowerServer installation, you can specify the user name and password. If you did not specify the user name and password during the installation, you can use the default user name and password (both "admin") to log in to AEM. For security purposes, it is recommended that you change the user name and password after the initial login. Refer to AEM Login for more information about changing the user name and password.

Installing Appeon Workspace

If you click the link on the AEM login page, the Appeon Workspace download center (http://server_ip_address/aws/) will display and allow you to download the built-in version of Appeon Workspace from there.

If the "404 Not Found" error occurs, please use the same solution for the error the section called “" Cannot run program 'jar': ..." error” in PowerServer Troubleshooting Guide.

If you are a server administrator, it is highly recommended that you read through Installing Appeon Workspace in Appeon Workspace User Guide carefully, as it talks about how to prepare and deploy Appeon Workspace to the Web server in great details.

Figure 31. AEM login

AEM login

AEM language

AEM supports to display its content in multiple languages, such as English (en/en-us), Japanese (ja), Simplified Chinese (zh-cn) and Traditional Chinese (zh-hk/zh-tw).

The AEM language is determined by the language settings of the Web browser. Take Internet Explorer as an example. Select menu Tools > Internet Options from Internet Explorer. Click the Languages button on the General tab. Add the language and move it to the top of the list. For example, if you want to display the AEM contents in simplified Chinese, select Chinese (PRC) [zh-CN] and move it to the top, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 32. Language settings

Language settings