3.1 Installing and Setting Up Dynamic File Services

The Dynamic File Service and the Management Console are installed on the servers where you want to create pairs and policies. You can also install the Management Console on workstations. You can manage the pairs and policies on multiple servers from any computer where the Management Console is installed.

The Dynamic File Service controls the pairs and policies that you create on a server. After the install or after a server restarts, the Service automatically starts and runs in the background. Each server’s pairs and policies are unique on the server, and their related configuration files are stored locally.

The Dynamic File Services group is created when the Service is installed, but no members are automatically assigned to it. Before you can manage DynamicFS, you must log in to the DynamicFS server as a user with Administrator privileges (server Administrator, Domain Admin, or a user with equivalent privileges) to add members to the Dynamic File Services group. Only the Administrator user and members of the Dynamic File Services group can manage the Service.

On DynamicFS servers, the Service Controller starts automatically when the Administrator user or a member of the Dynamic File Services group logs in. The Service Controller allows you to manually start and stop the Dynamic File Service. You can manage the Service settings, such as the Service Port Access, Windows Firewall Access, Certificate Configuration, Audit Configuration, and Notification Configuration. You can also use it to launch the Management Console or Repair Tool.