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(old Jan 17, 2020) Appendix C – Prepare a Non-DC Server to Install the Connector

If your security policy requires it, the connector can be installed on a non-domain controller (DC) server, but it must be joined to the same domain as the active directory (AD) servers that the connector will be monitoring.

Note: Connector can now be installed with only .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5 or .NET 4.7 present.

  1. Provision a virtual or physical machine using a static IP.
  2. Install one of the following three supported and tested Windows OS versions and other components:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Sever 2019 (Preferred OSes)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2
    • Windows 7 (non-home license)

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Sever 2019 (Preferred OSes)

  1. Install AD Domain Services Snap-ins and Command-line Tools feature through Remote Server Administration Tools > Role Administration Tools > AD DS & AD LDS Tools > AD DS Tools.
  2. Install .NET v3.5, 4.0, 4.5, or 4.7.
    For more information, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2693643.

Windows Server 2008 SP2

  1. Install Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services role.
  2. Install .NET v3.5, 4.0, 4.5, or 4.7.

Windows 7 (non-home license)

  1. Install Remote Support Administration Tools. Download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=137379.
  2. Enable AD DS and AD LDS tools:
    a. Complete all steps required by the wizard, and then click Finish.
    b. Click Start, click Control Panel and then click Programs.
    c. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.
    If you are prompted by User Account Control to allow the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.
  3. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, select AD DS and AD LDS Tools, and then click OK.
  4. Install .NET v3.5, 4.0, 4.5, or 4.7.
  5. Join the machine to the same domain as the AD Server (domain controller) being connected to.
  6. Open WMI ports via the following command run as Administrator:
    netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)" new enable=yes

Appendix B – Multiple Active Directory and Umbrella Sites < Appendix C – Prepare a Non-DC Server to Install the Connector > Appendix D – Change the Connector Account Password

Updated 4 months ago


(old Jan 17, 2020) Appendix C – Prepare a Non-DC Server to Install the Connector


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