Administrator console

The Administrator Console (AC) is a GUI dashboard that lets you administer the RU Server.

In this topic:

Opening Administrator Console

To open Administrator Console, on the PC where you have installed RU Server:

Connecting to the server from Administrator Console

In order to administer the server from the Administrator Console you need to connect to the server first.

Connecting to the server installed on the same machine

When you finish RU Server installation and run the Administrator Console, the AC will automatically connect to the local service. The AC window title bar will read "local server" in square brackets:

If you disconnected you can re-connect to the local server by following these steps:

  1. In the Administrator Console click File -> Connect.
  2. Select Named pipe connection (local). This means you are connecting to the server running on the localhost (127.0.0.1).
  3. Click Connect. If you connected successfully, the title bar of the AC window will read "local server" in square brackets::

Connecting to a remote server

Before connecting to the server from another machine make sure that you allowed incoming TCP/IP connection in the server configuration settings.

In order to connect from computer A to a server installed on computer B:

  1. Download and install RU Server on computer A and run the Administrator Console. Alternatively, you can run the Administrator Console integrated in the Viewer.
  2. In the Administrator Console click File -> Connect.
  3. Select TCP/IP connection:
  4. Specify the IP address or DNS name of the server PC, port and password (if any) and click Connect.
  5. If you connected successfully, the title bar of the AC window will show the server address in square brackets:

Administrator Console interface

Active tab

The Active tab shows all Viewers and Host who are being currently connected through this RU Server. Active connection here means that at least one connection mode is being used.

Idle tab

The Idle tab shows Hosts that listen to incoming connection requests.

IP filter

The IP filter dialog lets you block or allow access from certain IP addresses or ranges. To set IP filter:

  1. Click File -> Filter in the menu.
  2. Use the radio buttons at the bottom to select which list to use.
  3. To populate the selected list, select the corresponding tab and click the green plus button. Enter a single IP address, or an IP address range and click OK.
  4. The entered range will appear in the list. Click OK to close the IP filter dialog.

In the example above, RU Server will only allow incoming connections from Viewers and Hosts with IP addresses that fall into the selected range. A local/private IP address space (192.168..) was given as an example only — most likely you will use IP addresses from a public IP address space.

Network settings

The port specified in Network settings is the port used by Viewer and Host for connecting to this server. To view or change the port:

  1. In the Administrator Console select File -> Network settings.
  2. Change the default value (5655) if necessary and click OK.

If you change the default port value here, don't forget to also change the server port in the Internet ID settings on the Host side and in connection properties in the Viewer so that Viewer and Host use the correct port value when connecting to RU Server.

Address book settings

To access address book sync settings click File and select Address book settings in the menu:

Learn how to set up address book synchronization through RU Server.

Administrator Console integrated in the Viewer

In order to remotely administer RU Server from another PC you don't have to install RU Server copy on that PC. You can install the Viewer and run the Administrator Console from within the Viewer:

  1. Install and open the Viewer, then navigate to the Tools tab and click RU Server console:
  2. By default, the console minimizes to the system tray. Click on the icon to activate the console window:
  3. Specify the IP address or DNS name of the server PC, port and password (if any) and click Connect.
  4. If you connected successfully, the title bar of the AC window will show the server address in square brackets: