Admin Console

Admin Console is a GUI dashboard that lets you administer your RU Server, manage users and groups, and monitor the activity of Viewers and Hosts connected via the server.

Admin Console window

To open Admin Console, click its icon ( Admin Console icon ) in the system tray. Alternatively, go to Windows StartRemote Utilities ServerAdministration.

File menu

Admin Console File menu
  • Connect—open a connection dialog. This dialog lets you connect from Admin Console to the service. See the section "Connect to the service" below.
  • Address book manager—open Address book manager.
  • License key deployment—open License manager.
  • Server configuration—open RU Server settings.
  • Select language—select the interface language.
  • Refresh—refresh the Active/Idle list.
  • Exit—Admin Console will close. Note, that the RU Server service will still be running.

Active tab

The Active tab shows Viewers and Hosts that are currently using this server for a remote session.

Admin Console Active Tab

Idle tab

The Idle tab only shows listening Hosts with which no active remote session is being established.

Admin Console Idle Tab

Connect to the service

RU Server uses a "client-server" architecture meaning that there are two parts to the program: Admin Console (client) and the service (server, the core of the program). Admin Console connects to the service and is used as a dashboard to manage the service.

Localhost connection

By default, Admin Console and the service are both installed on the same computer and Admin Console automatically connects to the service at (localhost). When connection is established the title bar shows "local server":

Localhost connection successful

To re-connect Admin Console to the service if disconnected:

  1. Go to FileConnect. Connect menu
  2. Select Named pipe connection (local) and click Connect. Reconnect to local service

Remote connection

Let's assume you want to connect from Admin Console on computer A to the RU Server service running on computer B.

On Computer B

  1. Install RU Server.
  2. Go to Windows Start menuAll appsRemote Utilities ServerConfiguration. Open configuration window
  3. Switch to the Administrator console tab and turn on Allow TCP/IP connection. Create the access password and click OK. Admin console
  4. Make sure the computer B is directly accessible and the service can be reached at port 5670 from the outside. See Make RU Server accessible for general guidance.

On Computer A

  1. Install RU Server. You can choose to only install Admin Console: Choose to install Admin console only
  2. Go to Windows StartRemote Utilities ServerAdministration to run Admin Console.
  3. Go to FileConnect. Connect menu
  4. In the connection dialog, enable TCP/IP Connection, enter the IP address or DNS name of computer B and the access password that you set in the service configuration window. Click Connect: Connection dialog
  5. If connection is successful the Admin Console title bar will show the IP address/DNS name of your server computer: Remote TCP/IP connection successfully connected


If you cannot connect to the service, make sure that the service is installed and running. Try re-installing RU Server from scratch if unsure.

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