Specifying the Location of Configuration Information

MSSData is the root directory under which site-specific content is stored, including server configuration files, keystores, emulator session information, and more.

This folder is created automatically; there are no additional steps required for installation. If you have a special circumstance that requires a non-default location for MSSData, you can edit the web.xml file (instructions below) to specify the location of the MSSData directory.

Here are the default locations for MSSData, by operating system.

  • On Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008:

    C:\ProgramData\Micro Focus\MSS\MSSData

  • On Windows Server 2003:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Micro Focus\MSS\MSSData

  • On UNIX and Linux:


If you need to specify the location of MSSData, edit the web.xml file as follows:

  1. Open the web.xml file in a text editor, such as Notepad. For Tomcat, web.xml is within the MSS directory for each component:




  2. In the web.xml file, replace the value for rwebdata_location_placeholder with the location and name of the directory you define. For example:

    • <context-param>
    • <param-name>MSSData</param-name>
    • <param-value>/var/opt/microfocus/mss/mssdata</param-value>
    • </context-param>
  3. Save your changes and restart the servlet runner.