Product Documentation

Configuring Provisioning Servers Manually

Apr 08, 2010

If you are setting up a remote Provisioning Server, or have special requirements, you will need to configure and start your Stream Services manually. The Configuration Wizard needs to be run on remote Provisioning Servers to insure that all settings are configured properly. Failure to run the Configuration Wizard may make it impossible for you to map a vDisk. Refer to the Installation and Configuration Guide if you are running the Configuration Wizard for the first time.

Re-Running the Configuration Wizard

The Configuration Wizard can be used when updating the Stream Service if the IP address of your Provisioning Server changes. If you change your Provisioning Server’s IP address for any reason, simply re-run the Configuration Wizard and choose the new IP address when prompted to do so. Completing the Configuration Wizard resets the appropriate IP addresses in the configuration and restarts the Stream Service.

Starting and Configuring the Stream Service Manually

After configuring the Stream Service, you must start the service for the change to take effect. It is highly recommended to set the service to start automatically each time a Provisioning Server boots.

Note: The Configuration Wizard starts and configures the necessary services to start automatically. If you need to start and configure the services manually, see the instructions below.
The Stream Service needs to be started in order for the Provisioning Server to operate. Start the following boot services if they have not yet been started:
  • BOOTP Service or PXE Service
  • TFTP Service

To manually start services:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. From the Control Panel, double-click the Administrative Tools icon.
  3. From the Administrative Tools window double-click on the Services icon. The Services window appears.
  4. From the Services window, right click on the service you want to start, then select Start.

To manually configure services to start automatically upon booting the Provisioning Server:
  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings, then click Control Panel.

  2. From the Control Panel, double-click the Administrative Tools icon.
  3. From the Administrative Tools window double-click on the Services icon. The Services window appears.
  4. Right-click the service you want to configure, then select Properties.
  5. Change the Startup Type to Automatic to configure the service to start automatically each time the system boots.