Installing the console

The BigFix console lets the operator monitor and fix problems on all managed computers across the network. It can be installed on any computer that can make a network connection via HTTPS port 52311 to the server. Except in testing or evaluation environments, do not run the console on the server computer itself due to the performance and security implications of having the publisher key credentials on a computer that is running a database or web server.

To install the console, follow these steps:

  1. Run the Installation Guide (Start > Programs > BigFix > BigFix Installation Guide). Click Install BigFix Components.
  2. From the next panel, click Install Console.
  3. When prompted, enter the installation location for the console. The default location is %PROGRAM FILES%\BigFix Enterprise\BES Console. To choose another destination, click Browse and navigate to the desired location. Click Next to continue.
  4. After the files are installed, click Finish to complete the installation. You can now choose to launch the console, or continue to the next section to install the clients.

For more details about using the console program, see the BigFix Console Users Guide.