The Management Console can be installed on the Management Service server or on a secure PC that has direct communication with the Management Service server. Multiple Management Console installations can be configured to communicate with a single Management Service; however, it is highly recommended that access to the Management Console be limited to select users.
For security reasons, we recommend that the Management Console be installed directly on the Management Service’s server.
If you want to install the Management Console on a separate workstation, ensure that the following prerequisites are in place before beginning the installation:
Ensure that the device on which you want to install the Management Console meets the following requirements:
Windows XP SP1, Windows XP SP2, or Windows 2000 SP4.
A 1.0 GHz processor is recommended with a minimum of 256 MB of RAM and 100 MB of disk space available.
Copy the ESM Setup Files folder that contains the SSL Root Certificates for the Policy Distribution Service and the Management Service, along with the STInstParam.id file, onto the PC.
If you are installing the Management Console on the Management Service server, verify that the version of Microsoft Internet Explorer is 5.5 or greater.