Admin Console: Main window

Admin Console is a GUI dashboard that lets you administer your Server, set up server roles (relay, sync and authorization) and monitor Viewer and Host activity on the Server.

Admin Console window

To open Admin Console, click its icon ( Admin Console icon ) in the system tray:

Admin Console icon in tray

Alternatively, you can open the Windows Start menu and select Remote Utilities ServerAdministration.

Admin Console interface

File menu

Admin Console window
  • Connect... — open a connection dialog.
  • Address book manager... — open the server's address book manager utility.
  • Server configuration... — open Configuration window.
  • Select language... — select program interface language.
  • Update... — check for updates.
  • Exit... — close Admin Console. The Server's service will still be running.

Active tab

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

Active tab

Idle tab

The Idle tab only shows listening Hosts, i.e. no active remote session is established with the Hosts on the Idle list.

Idle tab

Connecting from Admin Console 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). You must connect to the service from Admin Console which is used as a dashboard to manage the service.

Local (named-pipe) connection

When the Server installation is finished both components start automatically and Admin Console connects to the service running on the same computer. The Admin Console title bar will read "local server":

Local server in the title bar

If you have disconnected for some reason or just want to change connection type, click FileConnect.. to open connection window:

File menu - Connect Connection dialog
  • Named pipe connection (local) — connect to the service installed on the same PC.
  • TCP/IP connection — use TCP/IP connection to connect to the service on a different PC.
  • Host — an IP address or hostname.
  • Port — port used for TCP/IP connection.
  • Password — required if TCP/IP connection is used.

Remote connection

You can connect from Admin Console to a server service installed on another computer. During RU Server installation you have an option to install Admin Console only:

File menu - Connect

To establish a remote connection from Admin Console to the service, first enable remote connection in the service settings:

  1. On the computer where the service is running, click Windows Start menu and select Remote Utilities ServerConfiguration.
  2. In the configuration window enable Allow TCP/IP connection and create a password: Configuration window
  3. Click OK to close the configuration window.

    Important

    If you cannot connect to the service, make sure that you have restarted the service computer after RU Server installation.

On the Admin Console computer from which you want to connect to the server:

  1. Open Admin Console, select FileConnect: Connect menu
  2. In the connection dialog, enable TCP/IP Connection, enter the service computer IP address or DNS name and the access password that you set in the configuration window. Click Connect: Connection dialog
  3. If connection is successful the Admin Console title bar will show the IP address/DNS name of your server computer: Admin console - TCP/IP connection