The ADHQ Admin Console Home is used to manage the ADHQ service and configure profiles that will be used by administrator to . browsing through containers, and making changes to Active Directory objects by selecting them and running ADHQ tools. The Home View will be your primary working view for every-day use. Users that have used Microsoft's Active Directory Users and Computers will feel right at home in the Home View, described in detail below.
The Home Tab is used for configuring the service that the Admin Console is currently connected to. It is divided into 3 primary sections:
The ribbon on the Home Tab provides three primary functions:
The Connect button is used to connect the ADHQ Admin Console to a different ADHQ service. The buttons in the Service panel are used to make changes to the current service:
|Configure||Modify the members of the ADHQ Admin Group, or configure how the ADHQ service stores its logs.|
|Register License||Enter a new license key for ADHQ.|
|Check for Service Updates||Look for updates for the ADHQ service, or change how automatic updates are handled.|
|Start Service||Start the ADHQ service.|
|Stop Service||Stop the ADHQ service.|
Finally, use the Terminate button to forcibly end the currently selected session in the Session List and the Refresh button to update the Service Information Panes to show the newest available data.
The middle of the Home Tab contains information about the ADHQ service. The upper pane, Service Settings, contains the name of the server hosting the service, the current status of the service, as well as the version installed. If a new version has been downloaded and is pending an install, a prompt will appear in this box to update to the latest version.
The lower pane contains information about the currently applied license. By default, ADHQ comes installed with a temporary demonstration license. As the expiration date for this license approaches, a warning will appear here indicating that the Administrator should use the Register License button in the ribbon to input a new license key.
The Session List, at the bottom of the interface, displays information about the users currently using ADHQ. It contains the user's Display Name, Workstation, and Workstation IP Address, as well as the Profile they are logged in to, which app they are running, and the time the session began. Sessions are grouped in the session list according to the licenses they are using. Use the Terminate button in the ribbon to end a session (and clear up a license spot, allowing a different user to log in to ADHQ).
The Configure Service dialog is accessed via the Configure button in the ribbon. It is used to modify the ADHQ Admin Group and adjust the service log settings.
On the Admin Group page is used to manage the ADHQ Admin Group members. Only members of this group are permitted to run the ADHQ Admin Console. Use the Add button to add a new user or group to the ADHQ Admin Group and the Remove button to remove the currently selected item from the list.
The second page contains information about the service log files. The ADHQ service keeps information about any errors encountered in these log files. Use this page to configure how much information the ADHQ service keeps. There is a tradeoff between speed and information with logging. It is easier to track down errors if the Log Level is set higher, however the extra writing to the file can cause the program to slow down. We recommend keeping the Log Level set at 0 or 1 unless instructed otherwise by our technical staff when trying to diagnose an issue.
Use this screen to register your software after receiving a permanent license, or to apply a new license with a different license count. If your current license is soon to expire, you will see a warning like the one shown in the screenshot above.
If you have a valid (non-expired) license, you are eligible to receive any minor updates to the software free of charge. You can detect and install the latest updates by clicking the Check for Service Updates button in the ribbon of the Admin Console.
The top of this dialog allows administrators to manually check for available updates to the service. If an update is detected, a new button will appear allowing the administrator to install the update. The bottom half of the dialog is used to configure automatic updates. The following table has a description of the settings and how they will affect ADHQ:
|Check for client updates||Check this box to have the clients automatically install any updates available that the service has already downloaded and installed. Clear this box to have the clients ask whether or not to install the available update.
Note: We recommend keeping this box checked to ensure that the client and service are running the same version.
|Check for service updates||Check this box to have the ADHQ service download and install updates on the schedule specified by the day and time controls below. Clear the box to force administrators to manually check for updates using the button at the top of the dialog.|
|Postpone update if there are active sessions||Clear this box to have ADHQ install service updates even if users are currently using the User Client. This may result in the user losing data if they are using a tool or report at the time the service restarts.|