McMyAdmin (or MCMA for short) is a web-based server administration tool and control panel for Minecraft SMP Servers. McMyAdmin can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which lets you start the application automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

McMyAdmin Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download McMyAdmin. It can be downloaded from here. The download is small (< 2 MB).

Unzip the files someplace on your hard drive. For the purposes of this HOWTO, we will be using C:\McMyAdmin as the directory.

McMyAdmin uses one configuration file to store its settings. Open "McMyAdmin.conf" and edit the settings to suit your preferences.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.

  • Executable: The path to your McMyAdmin.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\McMyAdmin\McMyAdmin.exe.
  • Working Directory: The directory containing your McMyAdmin.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\McMyAdmin.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see your dedicated server running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You can optionally run the McMyAdmin Server as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to the McMyAdmin server or specify which CPU or core the McMyAdmin server will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs). Set Job Type to "Global Job" so that the child processes of McMyAdmin are killed when the service is stopped.

Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as McMyAdmin doesn't respond to it.


Now click OK to finish setup and start the McMyAdmin Server!