Applies to: Cayosoft Administrator 9.x or later.
Summary: Cayosoft Administrator Console can connect not only to the local service but to any Cayosoft Administrator Service running on another computer in the network or on an Azure virtual machine. This article describes how to configure the Administrator Console so it can be used without local service running.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 or later
No download is required for Server 2012R2 or later, just add the role.
To determine the installed version of Microsoft .NET Framework, follow the instructions provided in the Microsoft KB 318785.
Note: If the Cayo Admin Service version is 8.1.0 or earlier Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required.
Microsoft Management Framework 5.1 or later
See Installing Windows Management Framework 5.1 article for installation instructions.
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
No download is required for Windows 8.x or Server 2012R2 or later, just add the role.
See Installing Remote Active Directory Tools (RSAT) article for installation instructions.
How to install Cayosoft Administrator Console
Administrator Console can be installed separately from the Administrator Service:
- On the machine where you need to install Cayosoft Administrator Console run Cayosoft CD and click Client Tools Setup:
- Cayosoft Administrator Console will be installed.
Check required ports
Starting from the 10.2.0 version Cayosoft Administrator Console requires a 443 port if it is installed remotely. If you use a version lower than 10.2.0 you should use port 7800 for the Console.
If Administrator Service and Console are installed on the same machine and you use this Administrator Console for connection to another remote Service in this case 7800 port is required.
For details, please see this article: Required ports – Cayosoft Help Center.
How to connect to Administrator Service remotely
When you run Cayosoft Administrator Console it will show a Connection dialog where you can specify the IP address of the machine where the service is running and use Active Directory credentials or a Microsoft 365/Azure AD account.
When you connect to Administrator Service using Remote Admin Console if you connect as a Current user or specify an Active Directory account then Kerberos\NTLM authentication will be used. If you use Microsoft 365/Azure AD account then OAuth is used.
How to use Administrator Console remotely
Rules output reports are stored on the machine where Admin Service is installed. To be able to see rule output reports in the remote Admin Console, you should share the reports folder on the service machine and specify a new path in the remote Admin Console on the Reporting page or, starting from the 10.3.0 version, it is possible to use File Share (SMB).
If you configure automation rules with CSV files you should save these files on the machine where Administrator Service is installed.
How to reset Administrator Console connection settings
If you need to clear your Console profile settings manually follow the following steps:
- Close the Administrator Console if it is opened.
- Open the folder on your PC, please replace '<user name>' by your actual user name first: C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Cayosoft.
- Delete all subfolders from the folder.
- Start the Administrator Console: Connecting dialog should appear.