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On Windows


Proceed as with any other typical Windows installation. nce you have obtained the CDP Enterprise Agent installation file, follow the instructions below to install CDP Agent 3.18.2 Enterprise Edition.

  1. Log on to the Windows server as a member of the local Administrators group.
    NOTE: The user account must have Log On as Service permission to start the CDP Agent service automatically.
  2. Extract the files from the archive. Navigate to the directory where you saved the Enterprise Edition or Enterprise Agent installation file. The Agent installer will have the following attributes:

    • For 32-bit system. File name - R1Soft-EnterpriseAgent-win32-3.18.2.zip (File size - 29.52 MB).
    • For 64-bit system. File name - R1Soft-EnterpriseAgent-win64-3.18.2.zip (File size - 51.3 MB).

     Note

    The Enterprise Edition installer package is capable of installing both Server and Agent software. The Enterprise Agent installer package contains only the Agent software and is a much smaller package,

    • R1Soft products follow this format for version numbers: MAJOR.MINOR.MAINTENANCE.
      Pre-release downloads ALWAYS have a version number that has an ODD MINOR number, (e.g., 3.7.0). Stable downloads ALWAYS have a version number with an EVEN MINOR number, (e.g., 3.8.1).
  3. Execute the installer by clicking Run.
  4. Verify the install destination and click on the Install button. Wait while the files are extracted.

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  5. Click Install in the opened window.
  6. Click Install CDP Agent.

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  7. The R1Soft CDP Agent Enterprise Edition Installer will open. Make sure all other applications are closed and click Next.
  8. You must agree to the following license agreement. Read it to the end and click Next to accept.
  9. The installer will check your system for possible problems. It is strongly recommended that all tests have a Pass status. You can repeat the tests by clicking the Test button. Click Next to go to the next screen.
    NOTE: You can find the full list of requirements here: http://www.r1soft.com/windows-cdp/cdp-enterprise-edition/sys-req/.
    NOTE: If one or several requirements are not met, then an explanation will be displayed in the Message column. For such configurations, further installation is not recommended.
    Possible values for the Status column are Pass, Not Recommended, and Fail.
  10. If possible, correct the configuration and click Test again.
  11. On the next screen, choose the installation directory for the Agent. It is safe to leave the default location untouched. However, you can install the Agent to another directory if, for example, you do not have enough free space on disk C. Click Next to continue.
  12. The configuration is complete. Click Next to start the installation process. The installation process will start.
  13. To finish the installation, you will need to reboot your PC. Click Yes in the displayed window.

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After the machine reboots, the installation is complete. Proceed to the next steps.

Installing Enterprise Edition on Windows

The Server installer is a typical Windows installer application.

  1. Log on to the Windows server as a member of the local Administrators group.
  2. Navigate to the directory where you saved the CDP installation file. The installer will have the following attributes:
    • For a 32-bit system. File name - R1Soft-EnterpriseEdition-win32-3.18.2.zip (File size - 287.32 MB)
    • For a 64-bit system. File name - R1Soft-EnterpriseEdition-win64-3.18.2.zip (File size - 305.67 MB)

     Note

    The Enterprise Edition installer package is capable of installing both Server and Agent software. The Enterprise Agent installer package contains only the Agent software and is a much smaller package.

     Note

    R1Soft products follow this format for version numbers: MAJOR.MINOR.MAINTENANCE. Pre-release downloads ALWAYS have a version number that has an ODD MINOR number, e.g., 3.7.5. Stable downloads ALWAYS have a version number with an EVEN MINOR number, e.g., 3.8.1.
  3. Extract the file from the archive. Execute the installer by clicking Run.
  4. In the Welcome window, select a destination folder and click Install.

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    Wait while the files are extracted.

  5. Click Install in the opened window.
  6. Click Install CDP Server.
  7. If Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is not already installed on your PC, you will be asked to install it. Click Yes.
    If Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is installed, go to Step 13.
  8. Click Next to start Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 setup.
  9. The next screen will display the End-User License Agreement. Read it to the end, select the I accept ... checkbox, and then click Install.
    You will see a progress bar notifying you that the Setup is configuring the install.
  10. Wait while the components are installed.
  11. The system will inform you once the Setup is complete. Click Finish to close the .NET Setup window.
  12. Once Microsoft .NET Framework is installed, you will be returned to Step 7, where you must choose between Install CDP Server and Install CDP Agent. Click Install CDP Server.
  13. The R1Soft CDP Enterprise Edition Installer will open. Make sure that all other applications are closed and click Next.
  14. You must agree to the following license agreement. Read it to the end and click Next to accept.
  15. The installer will check your system for possible problems. It is strongly recommended that all tests have a Pass status. You can repeat the tests by clicking the Test button. Click Next to go to the next screen.

     Note

    You can find the full list of requirements in Enterprise Edition System Requirements.

     Note

    If one or several requirements are not met, then an explanation will be displayed in the Message column. For such configurations, further installation is not recommended.

    Possible values for the Status column are Pass, Not Recommended, and Fail.
  16. If possible, correct the configuration and click Test again.
  17. On the next screen, choose the installation directory for the server. It is safe to leave the default location untouched. However, you can install the server to another directory if, for example, you do not have enough free space on disk C. Click Next to continue.
  18. The User Setup window will load. You will be prompted to select the user you want to run the CDP Server as. By default, the system account is selected. It is safe to leave the default value untouched. The only exception is when you want to run the server on behalf of a Domain User that has local administrative rights. Make your selection and click Next.

     Note

    If you are going to store Disk Safes at a network share, make sure the selected user has permission to write to the network share.

     Note

    The user account can be changed using the CDP Configuration Utility.
  19. Verify HTTP and HTTPS ports for the CDP Server Interface to run on. Edit these fields if necessary. Click Next.
  20. Set the Administrative User login credentials. The user name admin and the admin password that you select will be used to access the CDP Server via the Web Interface. The password characters will be replaced by asterisks (*) on the screen. Click Next.
  21. The configuration is complete. Click Next to start the installation process.
  22. Your installation is now complete. Click Finish.

Adding the Server Key to Windows Agent

In order to keep the CDP Agent secure, connections are only accepted from specified CDP Servers. To authorize a CDP Server to backup the Agent, you must first add a Key for the CDP Server. The Windows CDP Agent Configuration Utility allows users to add an Encryption Key that allows the CDP Server to connect to the Windows Agent.

Adding Server Public Key to the CDP Agent means creating a text file on the Agent machine. See below, for the default directory:

C:\Program Files\R1Soft CDP Agent\conf\server.allow


Server Allow

Follow the instructions below to add the Server Public Key to the CDP Agent on your Host using the Windows CDP Agent Configuration Utility.

 Notice

Make sure the CDP Server is running and the Server port (default 80) and Agent port (default 1167) are not busy by other applications.
  1. Run the Windows CDP Agent Configuration Utility.
  2. The main window of the Windows CDP Agent Configuration Utility will be displayed. Switch over to the Authorized CDP Servers tab.

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  3. Click on the Add... button located on the right to authorize a CDP Server.

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  4. The Add Server Key dialog will be displayed.

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  5. Enter the following information to inform the Utility how to contact the CDP Server.
    • Filename - Enter Host name that will be shown in the Installed Keys list. The file containing Encryption Key will have this name.

     Note

    There is an Agent configuration setting IPAuthentication that allows the system to check if the Filename matches IP. If  IPAuthentication is 0, then the Filename value can be different from the R1Soft CDP Server value.
    • Protocol - Select http or https from the drop-down menu.
    • R1Soft CDP Server - Enter the IP address or DNS Host Name that the CDP Server uses.

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  6. Click on the OK button.
  7. Once this information is entered, the CDP Server will be contacted to find its Public Key and the IP address that it will use for outbound connections. During this process, the Windows CDP Agent Configuration Utility uses the current Agent port settings.

If you have defined the appropriate CDP Server properties, the Server Key will be successfully added to the Agent database and the Backup requests from the server will be allowed. The Key name will appear on the Authorized CDP Servers tab.

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 Note

After the Server Key is added, requests from the CDP Server should be accepted.