Start the MID Server Manually start the MID Server to initiate communication with the instance. Before you beginRole required: admin About this taskYou can manually start the MID Server. Procedure Do one of the following: Windows command line: From the MID Server home directory, for example the agent folder, type start.bat. Windows Services console: From the Windows Services console, right-click the ServiceNow MID Server name and then select Start. Linux: From the MID Server home directory, for example the agent folder, type start.sh. Monitor the MID Server to ensure that it is operating properly.