Deploying a stand-alone Web Report server

How to deploy a stand-alone Web Report server.

You can copy the BESInstallers\Server directory from your BigFix to the dedicated system. These are the steps to take in deploying a stand-alone Web Report server:

  1. On the "Select Database" window, select Use Remote Database and click Next
  2. On the "Database Server" window, select the desired authentication method. If you choose Windows authentication, you need to change later the Web Reports service logon to use a Windows authenticated user logon. For information about how to change the user's password, see Updating the credentials to access the BESReporting database.
  3. On the "Select Features" window, clear the BES Server and BES Server Core Components options. The only option that must selected is Web Reports. Click Next.
  4. Choose the appropriate destination location and click Next.
  5. Choose where the Web Reports server must have its root directory and click Next.
  6. Click Next to begin the installation.
  7. Specify the database login and authentication method for the server components and then click Next.
  8. Create this new key in the registry file of the stand-alone workstation: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BigFix\Enterprise Server\Installer: Hostname=<hostname>, where <hostname> is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the stand-alone server.
Note: For version 9.2 and later, you do not need to create a new Database Source Name entry on the Web Reports servers. The data source added on the Web Reports settings page must point to the root server workstation, the same when opening the console, and it might be different than the database server.