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Server - Overview

The Overview panel can be used to check on server status information and to install and manage subnet servers. It displays the following server properties:

  • Name: The server name.
  • Type: The server type (Main server, Subnet server, Secondary server).
  • Server: The name of the governing ManagementServer (only for subnet servers and secondary servers).
  • Number of clients: The number of clients currently assigned to the selected server.
  • Last access: The timestamp of the last synchronization with the main ManagementServer (only for subnet servers).
  • Status as per: The last signature update attempt.
  • Version: Version number and date.
  • Status: Server status information, such as its update status.
  • Program update: If an update is available for a subnet server, the status is displayed here.

The toolbar and the right-click context menu contain the following options:

  • Refresh
  • Server setup wizard
  • Delete: Remove one or more subnet server(s) from the list. This does not remove the actual software from the subnet server.
  • Synchronize (context menu only): Initiate a manual synchronization of the selected subnet server(s).
  • Assign clients: Assign existing clients or groups to subnet servers that bundle the communication of these clients with the main server to optimize network utilization. The allocation of clients or groups to subnet servers functions separately from the grouping of clients in the Clients/ManagementServers panel. That means that clients that have been assigned to different subnet servers can still be grouped together.
  • Install subnet server: Add a new subnet server. In the following dialog window, enter the Computer name of the prospective subnet server. Next, enter a user account with administrator permissions on the subnet server. Confirm with OK to initiate the remote installation, which can be tracked using the Installation overview window. A remote subnet server installation is subject to the same prerequisites as a remote installation of G DATA Security Client. Subnet servers use Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, which does not support Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008/2003. On such systems, subnet servers can be installed through the subnet server option of the local installation of G DATA ManagementServer.
  • Uninstall server: Initialize a remote deinstallation of the selected subnet server, which can be tracked using the Installation overview window. A remote deinstallation can only be carried out on authorized subnet servers.
  • Authorize server: To prevent unauthorized access to server data, locally installed subnet servers need to be authorized. Only after authorization will the ManagementServer start synchronizing data with the subnet server.
    • Subnet servers that are installed remotely using the function Install subnet server are automatically authorized. Only locally installed subnet servers and subnet servers that have been upgraded from version 12 or earlier need to be authorized manually.
  • Permit program update (context menu only): Subnet servers with ManagementServer version 12 require a manual installation of a database server, before they can be updated to version 14. On such systems, install Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express (Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 and newer) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (Windows Server 2003/2008/Windows Vista) first, then use this option to permit the program update. After the update, use GdmmsConfig.exe on the subnet server to configure the connection to the database. More information can be found in the Reference Guide.
  • Properties (context menu only): Display properties for the selected server, including the version of the ManagementServer, virus signatures and client program files.
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