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Administrators: Adding, Managing and Configuring

It is possible to have multiple Parallels 2X Remote Application Server administrators that can manage and configure the farm and sites within the farm. Permissions can also be configured to limit access to specific categories and Sites.

If the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server is installed in an Active Directory environment, any user that has elevated privileges and write access to the installation directory can be configured as a Parallels 2X Remote Application Server administrator.

If the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server is installed on a standalone machine, any user that has elevated privileges and write access to the installation directory can be configured as a  Parallels 2X Remote Application Server administrator.

Managing Administrators from the Administration Category

Default Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Administrator

The user you specified the first time to login to the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console will automatically have full permissions and can perform any task in the farm. There should always be at least one enabled administrator with full permissions in the farm.

Adding an Administrator Account

To add an administrator account to the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server follow the below procedure:

  1. Access the Administration category and click the Administration tab.
  2. From the Tasks drop down menu select Add.
  3. Specify a username in the Username field or click the browse (...) button to select a user from the active directory or local machine in the Administrator Properties dialog box.

Configuring a New Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Administrator

  1. Specify an email address in the Email input field and contact mobile number in the Mobile field.
  2. By default the new Administrator account will be assigned full permissions. Click the Change Permissions button to modify the permissions. For more information on administrators permissions, refer to the section Configuring Administrator Accounts Permissions below.
  3. From the Receive system notifications via drop down menu select Email so any system notifications are sent to the specified email address. Select None to disable email system notifications for this account.
  4. Click OK to add the new administrator account.

Configuring Administrator Accounts Permissions

Administrator permissions can be configured when creating a new administrator account or from the Properties of an existing account.

Permissions can be assigned per category (e.g. Farm, Publishing, Universal Printing etc) and also per site as seen in the below screenshot.

Configuring Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Administrator Permissions

An account with Full Permissions can modify all categories, sites and global settings in the farm.

Permissions Example

To allow an administrator to manage and configure publishing and published objects on TS1, disable all permissions except the Allow Publishing changes option and tick TS1 as seen in the above screenshot.

Managing Administrator Accounts

From the Administration tab in the Administration category you can add new administrator accounts and modify or delete existing ones.

Sending Console Messages between Administrator Accounts

If multiple administrators are logged in to the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server console, they can send messages to each other. To send message to another logged in administrator click the arrow next to your account name (top right corner) in the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console and select Send Message from the drop down menu.

Note: the same administrator may be logged in more than one session.

From the Sessions dialog box highlight the account and click Send Message.

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Sessions Dialog Box Lists all Currently Logged in Administrators

Note: Messages between administrators are not archived or recorded.

Logging off Other Administrators

When an administrator is accessing a category, for example Universal Printing, it will be locked for all other administrators. Therefore upon trying to access a category locked by another administrator, the administrator will be alerted with an error that the object is locked.

Alert Generated when a Category is Locked by another Administrator

To log off an administrator from locking a category, navigate to the Administration category, and from the Administration tab click the Tasks drop down menu and select Show Sessions. From the sessions dialog box you can send messages to other administrators or log them off from their Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console session.