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Guide to Downloading and installing the webMethods Free Trial Version

Created by TECHcommunity team, last modified on Thu, 4 Jul 2019, 15:46

System requirements

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Guide to Downloading and installing the webMethods Free Trial Version

Please, note that this guide is based on Windows 7 and 10 OS installation process. 

1. Download the installer and image files as indicated below based on your operating system from here:

Files for WINDOWS Based installation

Files for Linux based installation

1. SoftwareAGInstaller20190416-w64.exe

1. SoftwareAGInstaller20190416-LinuxX86.bin

2. webMFREEDownload104(Win64bit).zip

2. webMFREEDownload104(Linux64bit).zip


2. If you are going to run the installer on a Windows system, you must have Windows system administrator privileges. On a Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, or later system, if you want to use the jar file rather than the exe to start the installer, you must execute the jar file from within a command shell that has system administrator privileges.

3. Once you launch the installer SoftwareAGInstaller20190416.exe, select Advanced Options... from the Welcome Panel and go to the Images tab as shown below.

4.Navigate and select the appropriate image file by clicking the Browse… button.

  • Select the image file webMFREEDownload104(Win64bit).zip for Windows 
  • For a Linux based installation, select webMFREEDownload104(Linux64bit).zip

5. Once you select the appropriate image file, click on Validate Image to ensure the image you downloaded is not corrupt. 

This may take a few minutes, but once it is complete you can proceed.

Proceed to the next step by clicking OK

6. From the Welcome panel, click the Next > button and accept the default or specify a different Installation directory:, confirm the Hostname or IP address: of the machine you are installing on and the Start Menu group name: for the webMethods installation.

Click Next > to proceed.

7. Select all product(s) or a subset that you would like to install and click Next > as shown below. Based on your product selection, required components will be automatically selected. Please note that the installation steps shown below may differ based on your product selection.

8. Read the license agreement and indicate whether you accept the terms. To read the third-party license agreements, you need Internet access. If you do not have Internet access, you can go to a machine that has Internet access and enter in a browser.

9. Proceed with the Installation by providing the License key file, installation ports and database to connect to as required. You will be able to download the license key from the same location where you downloaded the product image and webMethods Installer.

When you save the license from the browser, open the saved license file to make sure that the first line of line starts with <?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> . Depending on the browser, this line can be different. If you see a different line, please change it to

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?>

Proceed with installation by loading the license key:

Click Next > to proceed.

You can either choose external RDBMS or embeded database. For more details please refer to webMethods Installation Guide


Click Next > to proceed.

Click Next > to proceed.

If you do not provide all database connection data in below step the Installation will be successful but ActiveTransfer Server or Gateway may not start after installation.

Click Next > to proceed.

If you do not provide all database connection data in below step the Installation will be successful but Trading Network may not start after installation.


Click Next > to proceed.

If you do not provide all database connection information in below step the Installation will be successful but MWS may not start after installation.

Click Next > to proceed.

Click Next > to proceed.

If you do not provide all database connection information in below step the Installation will be successful but MWS may not start after installation.

10. The installer installs the products and related items and then displays the installation complete panel. Click NEXT > to proceed.

Product installation will start. You will be able to see the progress bar as shown below:

Based on the products you have chosen during the installation, you'll see a different list of installed products.

  ActiveTransfer Server/Gateway 10.4
  Active Transfer Agents
      webMethods Adapter 10.3 for JDBC
      webMethods Adapter 10.1 for SAP
  Asset Build Environment 10.4
  Database Configuration
      Database Component Configurator 10.4
      ActiveTransfer Database Scripts 10.4
      API Gateway Database Scripts 10.4
      B2B Cloud Database Scripts 10.4
      Business Rules Engine Database Scripts 10.4
      CloudStreams Database Scripts 10.4
      Integration Server and Microservices Runtime Database Scripts 10.4
      Integration Server and Microservices Runtime Embedded Database Scripts 10.4
      Mobile Database Scripts 10.4
      Monitor Database Scripts 10.4
      My webMethods Server Database Scripts 10.4
      OneData Database Scripts 10.4
      Optimize Database Scripts 10.4
      Process Engine Database Scripts 10.4
      Trading Networks Database Scripts 10.4
      Eclipse 4.7
      Shared Plug-ins
          BIRT 4.7
          Branding and Naming 10.4
          Branding and Naming for DataDirect Drivers 10.4
          Broker Integration 9.6
          CentraSite Integration 10.4
          Database Drivers 10.4
          Glue Integration 8.0
          Installer Integration 10.4
          JCR Integration 10.4
          Landscape Asset Repository 10.4
          License Validator
          Metadata 10.4
          Modeling  10.4
          Optimize Integration 10.4
          Terracotta BigMemory Max Integration 4.3
          Universal Messaging Integration 10.4
      Business Processes
          Process Development 10.4
          ARIS Integration 10.4
          Events Integration 10.4
      CloudStreams Development 10.4
      Events Development 10.4
          Service Development 10.4
          Local Version Control Integration 10.4
          SAP Integration 10.1
      SOA Governance
          CentraSite 10.4
          Business Process Integration 10.4
      Web Services Stack 10.4
      webMethods Module 8.2 SP1 for EDIINT
      webMethods Module 9.12 for EDI
          Program Files
                  Release 2016
                  Version 50xx
      Asset Build Environment Scripts
          ActiveTransfer Assets 10.4
          AgileApps Assets 10.12
          API Gateway Assets 10.4
          Application Platform Assets 10.4
          BPM Assets 10.4
          Business Rules Assets 10.4
          CloudStreams Assets 10.4
          Command Central Assets 10.4
          Digital Event Services Assets 10.4
          Event Routing Assets 10.4
          Integration Server Assets 10.4
          My webMethods Server Assets 10.4
          Optimize Assets 10.4
          Trading Networks Assets 10.4
          Universal Messaging Assets 10.4
      Command Central
          Command Line Tools 10.4
      Common C/C++ Runtime
      Designer Plug-ins
          Application Platform
              Application Platform Development
              Service Integration 10.4
          Digital Event Services 10.4
          Digital Event Services Integration 10.4
      Event Routing Event Type Store 10.4
      Integration Core 10.4
      Java Package 1.8
          Shared Libraries 10.4
          Broker Libraries 9.6
          CentraSite Libraries 10.4
          Common Libraries for OpenSSL 10.4
          Composite Applications Runtime 10.4
          Database Component Configurator Core 10.4
          Database Driver Libraries 10.4
          Designer Libraries 10.4
          Digital Event Services 10.4
          Glue Libraries 8.0
          Installer Libraries 10.4
          Migration Framework Libraries 10.4
          My webMethods Server Libraries 10.4
          Optimize Libraries 10.4
          Security Libraries 10.4
          Terracotta Libraries
              BigMemory Max Libraries 4.3
              Terracotta DB
                  Ehcache Client Libraries  10.3.1
                  Shared Libraries 10.3.1
                  TCStore Client Libraries
                      Core Java APIs  10.3.1
                      Textual Query Language Extension APIs  10.3.1
                      Transaction APIs  10.3.1
          Third-Party Libraries
              Application Server Libraries 10.4 for Glassfish
              Base Security Libraries 10.4
              Data Modeling Libraries 10.4
              DBMS Libraries 10.4
              Framework Libraries 10.4 for Spring
              log4j Libraries 10.4
              Logging Libraries for Java 10.4
              Multi-Purpose Libraries 10.4 for Java
              Swagger Libraries 10.4
              Third-Party Libraries 10.4 for Apache
              Tool for Apache Ant 10.4
              Tool for Java Service Wrapper 10.4
              Web Service Libraries 10.4
              Web Servlet Libraries 10.4
              XML Binding Libraries 10.4 for JAXB
              XML Parser Libraries 10.4
              XML Security Libraries 10.4
          Universal Messaging Libraries 10.4
          Library for Java
          Native Library
      Platform Manager 10.4
      Platform Manager Plug-ins
          ActiveTransfer Agent Plug-in 10.4
          Adapter Plug-in 10.4
          Digital Event Services Plug-in 10.4
          Event Routing Plug-in 10.4
          Integration Server Plug-ins
              Server Plug-in 10.4
              ActiveTransfer Plug-in 10.4
              Application Platform Plug-in 10.4
              Monitor Plug-in 10.4
          MashZone NextGen Plug-in 10.4
          My webMethods Server Plug-ins
              Server Plug-in 10.4
          Terracotta Plug-ins
              BigMemory Max Plug-in 10.4
          Trading Networks Plug-ins
              Server Plug-in 10.4
              Trading Networks UI Plug-in 10.4
          Universal Messaging Plug-in 10.4
      Shared Platform
          Platform 10.4
              Application Platform Runtime Bundles 10.4
              Broker Bundles 9.6
              Common Landscape Asset Registry 10.4
              Common Monitoring Provider Bundle
                  API 10.4
                  Implementations  10.4
              Composite Applications Runtime Bundles 10.4
              Database Driver Bundles 10.4
              Deployer and Asset Build Environment Bundles 10.4
              Digital Event Services
                  Runtime Bundles 10.4
                  Shared Bundles 10.4
              Event Routing
                  Runtime Bundles 10.4
                  Shared Bundles 10.4
              Glue Bundles 8.0
              Installer Bundles 10.4
              Integration Server Bundles 10.4
              License Validator Bundles
              Shared Bundles 10.4
                  BigMemory Max Bundles 4.3
                  Terracotta DB Bundles
                      Ehcache Bundles 10.3.1
                      Shared Bundles 10.3.1
                      TCStore Bundles 10.3.1
              Universal Messaging Bundles 10.4
              Web Services Stack Bundles 10.4
          Pluggable UI 9.8
              Runtime 10.4
              Web Services Stack Bundles 10.4
      Shared User Interface
          Monitor Support 10.4
          Optimize Support 10.4
      Web Services Stack
          Core Files 10.4
          Web Application Files 10.4
  Integration Server
      Server 10.4
      ActiveTransfer Support 10.4
      Application Platform Support 10.4
      Monitor 10.4
      Process Engine 10.4
      Process Model Support 10.4
      Trading Networks Server 10.4
  Integration Server or Microservices Runtime Libraries
      CentraSite Asset Publisher Support 10.4
      Common Directory Service Support 10.4
      Custom Character Encoding Support 10.4
      External RDBMS Support 10.4
      Terracotta DB Support 10.4
  Integration Server or Microservices Runtime Packages
      ClearCase Support 10.4
      Deployer 10.4
      Deployment Support for AgileApps 10.12
      Deployment Support for CloudStreams 10.4
      Deployment Support for Universal Messaging  10.4
      Deployment Support for webMethods Broker  9.6
      Logging Utility 9.6
      Subversion Support 10.4
      VSS Support 10.4
      WmDB 10.4
  MashZone NextGen Server 10.4
  My webMethods Server
      Server 10.4
      Application Platform Integration 10.4
      Business Administration 10.4
      Diagnostic Tools 10.4
  My webMethods User Interfaces
      ActiveTransfer UI 10.4
      Integration Server UI 10.4
      Monitor UI 10.4
      Trading Networks UI 10.4
      BigMemory Max 4.3
      Terracotta DB
          Ehcache Client Libraries  10.3.1
          TCStore Client Libraries
              Core Java APIs 10.3.1
              Textual Query Language Extension APIs 10.3.1
              Transaction APIs 10.3.1
  Universal Messaging
      Realm Server 10.4
      Client Libraries 10.4
      Instance Manager 10.4
      Enterprise Manager 10.4
      Broker to UM Migration Utility 10.4
      Template Applications 10.4


11. Ensure the products you selected have been installed in the installation directory and now you can use the Start menu to start the servers installed.


Install Command Central

Command Central cannot be installed directly from the Installer. You can download it for free and install using the below commands:


cc-def-10.4-fix1-w64.exe --accept-license -d C:\SoftwareAG


sh -d /opt/softwareag


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When we receive email from Software Ag, the image file is named as:
o Windows archive (64bit)
Posted on 1/31/19 10:08 AM.
It seems the windows image is pointing at 10.3 file. Is this a mistake? Can we download 10.4?
Posted on 4/30/19 7:45 AM.
Hi Ismail,

Yes, we just updated the version to 10.4 so you can download and install it. The license for 10.4 is valid until November 15th.
Posted on 4/30/19 8:20 AM in reply to Ismail Bayraktar.
Error installing Command Centre: "error APP_ERROR> Installer: Port 8092 is in use on this machine" - how to fix?
Posted on 6/11/19 1:07 AM.