Register and configure SafeGuard Enterprise Server for a different computer

When the SafeGuard Enterprise Server is installed on a computer other than the one where the SafeGuard Management Center is installed, register and configure SafeGuard Enterprise Server:

  1. Start SafeGuard Management Center.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Configuration Package Tool.
  3. Select Servers tab and then click Add....
  4. In Server Registration click [...] to select the server's machine certificate which can be found under C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\SafeGuard Enterprise\MachCert on the IIS server that runs the SafeGuard Enterprise Server. Its file name is <Computername>.cer. When the SafeGuard Enterprise Server is installed on a computer other than the one where the SafeGuard Management Center is installed, this .cer file must be accessible as a copy or by using a network permission.

    Do not select the MSO certificate.

    The fully qualified name (FQDN), for example server.mycompany.com and certificate information are displayed.

    Note: When using SSL as transport encryption between an endpoint and the server, the server name specified here must be identical to the one specified in the SSL certificate. Otherwise they cannot communicate.
  5. Click OK.

    The server information is displayed on the Servers tab.

  6. Click the Server packages tab. The available servers are displayed. Select the required server. Specify the output path for the server configuration package. Click Create Configuration Package.

    A server configuration package (MSI) called <Server>.msi is created in the specified location.

  7. Click OK to confirm the success message.
  8. On the Servers tab, click Close.

You have finished registering and configuring SafeGuard Enterprise Server. Install the server configuration package (MSI) on the computer running the SafeGuard Enterprise Server. You may change the server configuration on the Servers tab any time.

Note: If you want to install a new server configuration package (MSI) on the SafeGuard Enterprise Server, make sure that you uninstall the old one first. Additionally, manually delete the local cache so that it can be updated correctly with new configuration data, such as SSL settings. Then install the new configuration package on the server.