A site provides a method of representing and managing logical groupings of Provisioning Servers, Device Collections, and local shared storage. A site administrator can perform any task that a device administrator or device operator within the same farm can perform.
A site administrator can also perform the following tasks:
- Managing Site Properties, as described in this document: Managing Stores
Some site-level tasks include:
- Defining Device administrator and device operator roles.
- Managing Provisioning Servers
- Managing connections
- Creating a New Site in a Farm, as described in this document: Rebalancing Devices on the Provisioning Server
- Importing Target Devices into Collections
- Accessing auditing information
To create a new site:
- Right-click on the sites folder in the farm where you want to add the new site. The Site Properties dialog appears.
- On the General tab, type the name and a description for the site in the appropriate text boxes.
- On the Security tab, click Add to add security groups that will have the site administrator rights in this site. The Add Security Group dialog appears.
- Check the box next to each group, then click OK. Optionally, check the Domains/group Name checkbox to select all groups in the list.
- On the Options tab, if new target devices are to be added using the Auto-Add feature, select the collection where these target devices should reside (this feature must first be enabled in the farm’s properties).
To modify an existing site’s properties, right-click on the site in the Console, then select Properties. Make any necessary modifications in the Site Properties dialog. The tabs in this dialog allow you to configure a site. Site administrators can also edit the properties of a site that they administer.
The Site Properties dialog contains the following tabs.
- Name button: Type the name of this site in the textbox.
- Description: Optional. Type the description of this site in the textbox.
- Add button: Click the Add button to open the Add Security Groups dialog. Check the box next to each group to which site administrator privileges should apply. To add all groups that are listed, check the Domain\Group Name check box.
- Remove button: Click the Remove button to remove site administrator privileges to select groups. To remove all groups that are listed, check the Domain\Group Name check box.
Enter the administrator credentials used for Multiple Activation Key enabled Devices: MAK administrator credentials must be entered before target devices using MAK can be activated. The user must have administrator rights on all target devices that use MAK enabled vDisks and on all Provisioning Servers that will stream those target devices. After entering the following information, click OK:
If credentials have not been entered and an activation attempt is made from the Manage MAK Activations dialog, an error message displays and the MAK tab appears to allow credential information to be entered. After the credentials are entered, click OK and the Manage MAK Activations dialog re-appears.
- Auto-Add: Select the collection that the new target device will be added to from the drop-down menu. (This feature must first be enabled in the farm properties.) Set the number of seconds to wait before Provisioning Services scans for new devices on the Seconds between inventory scans scroll box. Default is 60 seconds.
vDisk Update Tab:
- Enable automatic vDisk updates on this site: Select this check box to enable automatic vDisks to occur, then select the server that should run the updates for this site.