One of the supported deployment topologies in System Center Essentials is that of the Management Server installed on one computer and a remote Essentials 2007 console on another.

Before you install a remote System Center Essentials remote console, you must run the Feature Configuration Wizard on the Essentials 2007 Management Server. This process establishes that Group Policy or local policy is used to configure the remote console. If you have set up Group Policy, ensure that enough time has passed for Group Policy to update on the computer on which you are installing the remote console.

To prepare a computer for the Essentials 2007 console under local policy

  1. Copy WSUSCodeSigningCert.cer and WSUSSSLCert.cer files from <ProgramFiles>\System Center Essentials 2007\Certificates folder on the Essentials 2007 Management Server to the target computer's C:\Temp folder.

  2. On the target computer, click Start, then click Run.

  3. Enter mmc at the Run prompt.

  4. In MMC, add the Certificates snap-in for Computer account of the Local Computer.

  5. Import WSUSSSLCert.cer from C:\Temp folder into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities node.

  6. Import WSUSCodeSigningCert.cer from C:\Temp folder into the following nodes:

    • Trusted Root Certification Authorities

    • Trusted Publishers

    • Third-Party Root Certification Authorities

To install a remote System Center Essentials console

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

  2. On the Systems Center Essentials 2007 installation CD, double-click the SetupSCE.exe file.

  3. On the Start page, select User Interface.

  4. On the Installation Prerequisites page, note whether the computer meets all the minimum requirements for installation. If it does not, exit the wizard, make any required changes, and start the installation process again. If all checks are passed, click Next.

  5. On the End User License Agreement page, accept the agreement and then click Next.

  6. On the Summary page, click Install. The Installing System Center Essentials page displays and provides information about installation progress.

  7. When the Confirmation page displays, click Finish.

  8. When you start the console, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In Server name, type the computer name of the System Center Essentials Management Server to which you want the Essentials 2007 console to connect.

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