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Server Manager 2022 Installation Instructions

Overview

Corner Bowl Server Manager 2022 installs on either Windows Server or Windows Workstation and comprises of 3 major components: the Windows Service, the Management Console and the optional Client Agent. There are three different installers that enable you to install just the components you need on each target host:

InstallerDescription
CompleteContains the Windows Service installer, the Management Console installer and the Client Agent installer, optionally, used internally to automatically install the Client Agent to managed Windows hosts.
Management ConsoleContains just the Management Console which enables you to manage the Windows Service from any remote host.
Client AgentContains just the Client Agent installer. Use this installer when you want to manually install the Client Agent on managed Windows hosts that do not support remote administrator Windows Share access (e.g. c$) or remote execution of processes using WMI.

How to Install the Server Manager Windows Service

  • Install the .Net Framework 4.8 or later.
  • Download the Complete Server Manager Installer.
  • Run the installer on the server or workstation you want to host the software.
  • Once complete, the Management Console automatically opens.
  • Login using either your domain administrator Windows login credentials or, if off domain, using local administrator credentials.
  • Once logged in, either register your license or dismiss the Evaluation View.
  • You should now see the Onboarding Wizard.
  • Optionally assign domain administrator or local administrator credentials to the Windows Service. If you choose to run using the System Account, you will need to assign Impersonation credentials to each remote Windows host you want to manage. See the in-application help for more information.
  • See the in-application help file to read about running the Windows Service on another port, encrypting the connection with TLS 1.2 and using Azure to relay connections over the Internet.

How to Install the Management Console

  • Install the .Net Framework 4.8 or later.
  • Download the Management Console Installer.
  • Run the installer on the workstation or server you want to manage the remote Windows Service from.
  • Once complete, the Management Console automatically opens.
  • Login using either your domain administrator Windows login credentials or, if off domain, using administrator credentials that reside directly host the Windows Service is running.

How to Install the Server Manager Client Agent

  • Open the Management Console then connect to the Windows Service.
  • Once connected, select Help | Contents.
  • From the help file, search for Agent Server.
  • Review the help contents for detailed information about installing and configuring the Client Agent.

How to Upgrade an Existing Server Manager 2018 Installation

  • Download the Complete Server Manager Installer.
  • Run the installer.
  • Once complete, the Management Console automatically opens.
  • Login using either your domain administrator Windows login credentials or, if off domain, using local administrator credentials.
  • The Import Server Manager 2018 View displays. Check the following options then click Import.
    OptionDescription
    Import licenseCopies and applies your license file from the Server Manager 2018 'ProgramData' directory the new directory.
    Import configurationsImports your configurations.
    Uninstall Server Manager 2018Silently uninstalls Server Manager 2018 in the background.
    Don't ask againIf you plan on keeping Server Manager 2018 installed, check this option to suppress this view at startup.
  • If you checked the option to import your license, from the Explorer View, click the License node at the bottom. The License View displays. Verify your license information is correct.
  • If you checked the option to import your configurations, a new Imported group that contains the imported configurations is created under each object type (e.g. Hosts/Imported and Templates/Imported).
  • Important!
    From the menu bar, select Service | Change Service Login then, assign either domain or local administrator credentials.

How to Upgrade an Existing Server Manager 2018 Installation to a New Server

  • From the old server, open Server Manager 2018.
  • Select Tools | Backup Configuration.
  • Select a path to save the configuration files then click OK.
  • From the new server, download the Complete Server Manager Installer.
  • Run the installer.
  • Once complete, th e Management Console automatically opens.
  • Login using either your domain administrator Windows login credentials or, if off domain, using local administrator credentials.
  • Select Tools | Import Server Manager 2018 Configuration.
  • Select the path you previously backed up the Server Manager 2018 configuration then click Select Folder.
  • A new Imported group that contains the imported configurations is created under each object type (e.g. Hosts/Imported and Templates/Imported).
  • Important!
    From the menu bar, select Service | Change Service Login then, assign either domain or local administrator credentials.

How to Upgrade an Existing Event Log Manager 2021 Installation

  • Download the Complete Server Manager Installer.
  • Run the installer. The installer automatically copies the license and configuration files to the new 'ProgramData' directory.
  • Once complete, the Management Console automatically opens.
  • Login using either your domain administrator Windows login credentials or, if off domain, using local administrator credentials.
  • From the Explorer View, click the License node at the bottom. The License View displays. Verify your license information is correct.
  • Important!
    From the menu bar, select Service | Change Service Login then, assign either domain or local administrator credentials.

Last Updated: Oct 8th, 2021