Requirements for remote installations

If you wish to install the client software from G DATA Management Server various requirements need to be met first depending on the operating system.

Prerequisites for remote client installations (Windows)

  • Access to the administrative shares C$ and Admin$.

    • On Windows 10 machines, the administrative share C$ is disabled by default. You can enable it in the following way: To do this, on the machines where you want to roll out the software,

      1. use regedit to open the registry editor and navigate to the path

        KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\System
      2. Right-click in the right half of the window and select "New –› DWORD value (32-bit)".

      3. Give the new value the name LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy, double-click to open it, and enter "1" as the value.

      4. Confirm the change with "OK".

      5. Immediately after that, the administrative shares will be accessible again.

      6. After rolling out, you should delete the key again for security reasons! Unless you need the shares in your network for other purposes.

  • Successful connection to the registry of the target computer is possible (remote registry service is enabled).

  • Open TCP ports (incoming) 7161 (server) and 7169 (client).

  • The user password must not be empty.

If the computer is not in a domain, also make sure that

  • Simple file sharing is disabled on the workstation to be installed.

  • User account control is disabled and the administrative user account used for the remote installation exists on the server and client and has the same password stored.

Prerequisites for Remote Client Installations (Linux and Mac)

  • Remote installation requires an active SSH server on the Linux or Mac client configured to allow password-protected authentication and root logins. These are normally default settings, but can be changed manually if necessary. To do this, open the SSH daemon configuration file (usually "/etc/ssh/sshd_config") and set "PermitRootLogin" and "PasswordAuthentication" to "yes".

  • DNS name resolution for the G DATA Management Server must work on the client.