Installing the WebUI

Use this procedure to install the WebUI on BigFix Version 9.5.11.

Prerequisites: Before running this procedure, ensure that you installed the BigFix client.

Note: You can install the WebUI component either locally on your BigFix server or on a different client computer of your environment. Only one WebUI installation is supported in your BigFix environment.

To install the BigFix WebUI component on BigFix Version 9.5 Patch 11, perform the following steps:

  1. If you are installing the WebUI component on a remote client computer of your environment and not on your BigFix server, ensure that you copy from the server on the remote client computer:
    • The setup.exe file located in the BigFix Enterprise\BES Installers\WebUI\ server directory.
    • The certificates that you have generated for the client computer where you are installing the WebUI by running the BESAdmin.exe /createwebuicredentials command on the server. For more details about the command, see Additional administration commands.
  2. Run the setup.exe file located in the BigFix Enterprise\BES Installers\WebUI\ directory to launch the InstallShield Wizard for the BigFix WebUI.
  3. If you are installing the WebUI component on the same computer where you installed your BigFix server (local WebUI), you will see the following dialog. Otherwise, if you are installing a remote WebUI, skip this step and move to step 4.

    Provide the location of the license.pvk file and the corresponding password. Specify the location of your masthead file. Click Next, skip the next step and move to step 5.

  4. If you are installing the WebUI component on a computer where the BigFix server is not installed (remote WebUI), you will see the following dialog.

    If you have a folder named cert_hostname in the same directory where the setup.exe file of the WebUI component is located, this folder will be the default directory used by the installer. Otherwise, browse and select the folder containing the following files:
    • ca.crt
    • auth_cert.crt
    • auth_key.key
    Note: The certificates must have been generated for the computer where you are installing the WebUI. To generate the certificates, run the BESAdmin.exe /createwebuicredentials command. For more details about the command, see Additional administration commands.
  5. Browse and select the WebUI installation folder, if different from the default folder.

  6. Specify the BigFix database server and the related authentication method. You can connect to the database by using either the Windows authentication or the SQL Server authentication. For the WebUI to function properly, you must specify a user with sysadmin privileges.

  7. Click Install to proceed with the BigFix WebUI installation.

  8. The installation process might take several minutes. When the installation completes, click Finish to exit the wizard.