Configuration Center enables you to perform:
To perform configuration tasks, you need administrator rights on computer on which the Administration Service or Web Interface is installed. In addition, if you are going to create a new Active Roles database, then you need SQL Server rights sufficient to create databases. If you don’t plan to create a new database, then you only need to be a member of the db_owner fixed database role in the Active Roles database used by the Administration Service.
To perform logging management tasks, you need administrator rights on the computer running Configuration Center.
Active Roles Setup only installs and registers the Active Roles files, without performing any configuration. Upon completion of Active Roles Setup, Configuration Center is used to create an instance of the Administration Service and deploy the default Web Interface sites. Here you can find an overview of these initial configuration tasks.
With the Windows authentication option, the Administration Service will use the credentials of the service account; with the SQL Server authentication option, the Administration Service will use the SQL login name and password you supply in the wizard.
To start the wizard, click Configure in the Administration Service area on the Dashboard page in the Configuration Center main window. For further information and step-by-step instructions, see “Steps to deploy the Administration Service” in the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.
The Configure Web Interface wizard creates the default Web Interface sites, getting the Web Interface ready for use. The wizard prompts you to choose which Administration Service will be used by the Web Interface you are configuring. The following options are available:
This option requires you to supply the fully qualified domain name of the computer running the Administration Service instance of the desired configuration. If your environment employs Active Roles replication, this must be the computer running the Administration Service instance whose database server acts as the Publisher for the Active Roles configuration database.
To start the wizard, click Configure in the Web Interface area on the Dashboard page in the Configuration Center main window. For further information and step-by-step instructions, see the “Initial configuration” topic in the “Installing and configuring the Web Interface” section in the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.