From Online Manual
The Administration Center is the control area for the entire forum, allowing the facilitation management on all aspects of the forum broken down into the Main, Configuration, Forum, Members, and Maintenance sections. Administrators and membergroups with required permissions will be granted access, and if configured will ask for re-authentication before entry.
The first two panels that will become apparent are the Live information from Simple Machines and Support information panels.
The Live from Simple Machines panel is used to allow administrators of the forum to keep up to date on important information from Simple Machines regarding updates, bug fixes and security issues. The news here is loaded daily onto the forum.
Support Information is used to collect data on the forum, its files and version, this can be useful for assisting in diagnosing issues in a support thread at the Simple Machines Community Forum. Selecting the more detailed listing will present a list of files and there exact version.
Below the live information panels in the Administration Center, forum management is broken down into logical sections, allowing streamlined administration of the forum. Above the live panels / to the side (depending on configuration) will be a menu with more depth than the sections listed below.
A small search box is also present allowing an administrator to either search the administration section for a setting, or specific member profile, and for support and assistance the option to search this online manual for help.