Logon Analyzer
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CLIENT POLICY CREATION

The easiest way to distribute the client over your workstations (either desktop or laptop) is via an Active Directory Policy.

In the ‘Clients/Create Policy’ interface, you first have to choose in which domain you want to create the policy. Then, via settings, you can choose on which computers you wish to apply the policy. 

The settings follow standard policy application, such as linking it to organizational units and applying it to computers in those organizational units. You have to provide the following information:

1. A policy Name. Make sure this name is unique and easily identifiable, in case you want to delete the policy.
2. Link To. Provide one or more organizational units that contain the computers you want to apply the policy to.
3. Apply To. Add the computers you wish to apply the policy to. The option to add all the computers (the Domain Computers) is only available if you purchased a site license.
4. Logon Analyzer Server. The computers must send their data to a logon analyzer server. You can subsequently retrieve this information via the console or the website.
5. Port Address. When you installed the Logon Analyzer Server (pushed the logon analyzer service to a computer in your Active Directory), you had to choose a port for the communication between your clients and your Logon Analyzer Server. Here, you need to enter that port (which is default 30000).

Next time the computers boot, they will import and run the client via the policy, and start sending data to the Logon Analyzer Server.


ADMINPAK, POSSIBLE PREREQUISITE

If for any reason, you cannot create a policy, know that in order to create a policy, some software needs to be installed on your computer, namely a component of the ‘Remote Server Administration Tools’ (also called adminpak). Normally this component will be automatically installed when you run the logonanalyzer.msi installer you downloaded from our website, but possibly you need to install it by hand.

You can download the adminpak software from the following locations:

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10

Once you have downloaded and installed the adminpak, turn on the ‘Group Policy Management Tools’ component:

1. Open your control panel
2. Open ‘Programs and Features’.
3. Click on ‘Turn Windows features on or off’.
4. Open ‘Remote Server Administration Tools’.
5. Open ‘Feature Administration Tools’.
6. Check ‘Group Policy Management Tools’.
7. Press ‘OK’.

You can now create policies with the console part of the application, but remember that, regardless of the installed component, you need to run the console under credentials that have the right to create a policy in your Active Directory, and link it to the organizational units you added under ‘Link To’.  Changing your credentials via ‘Options\Enter Alternative Credentials’ will probably not allow you to create a policy. You will probably have to close the console, and reopen it with higher credentials via ‘Run As’.