Starting and stopping a synthetic TEA Agent as a process
After you install the BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent, it automatically starts as a service on the agent computer, but you can also run the agent as a process. You can run the TEA Agent as a process to support applications and technologies that require processes, such as for browser-driven scripts. For additional details on required permissions to run the TEA Agent as a process, see
Before you begin
Before you run the TEA Agent as a process, ensure that the service is not running.
Log on to the TEA Agent computer as a user with administrator privileges.
To start the synthetic TEA Agent as a process
- On the TEA Agent computer, navigate to the installationDirectory\TEAAgent directory.
The default installation directory is one of the following, according to your system:
C:\Program Files (x86)\BMC Software\BMCTEAAgent
C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BMCTEAAgent
- Right-click the start_agent.bat file, and select Run as administrator.
A command prompt opens and displays the status of the TEA Agent.
To stop the synthetic TEA Agent process
To stop the TEA Agent process, press Ctrl+C to terminate the batch file in the command window.