I just started with Alfresco Community 6.1.2. Installed it on a fresh VM running CentOS 7. I differed from the instructions in Tomcat installation; instead of downloading it, I used
yum install tomcat
. Then I installed MariaDB, created a database, etc.
After a couple of small hiccups, I got Tomcat and Alfresco to start. I opened the page at http://<servername>:8080 which showed a menu with 2 choices. I selected "Alfresco Repository" which took me to http://<servername>:8080/alfresco and showed 11 choices. I selected "Alfresco Admin Console". This gave a basic authentication popup and I used admin/admin there.
Now I see the system summary.
This is where I am at the moment. According to the documentation, there should be an option here to show the Shared Admin Tools
Either something's missing from the docs or I missed some step.