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Use the System Center Advisor Configuration Wizard

The System Center Advisor Configuration wizard is installed by default on the servers where you install the gateway and agents. You can use this wizard to change the way that the gateway communicates with the service, change security settings for the gateway, and change the gateway associated with an agent. You can also opt in or out of Microsoft Update.

Use the following steps to configure your gateway and agents.

To configure the gateway

  1. Start the System Center Advisor Configuration wizard. Click Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft System Center Advisor -> Advisor Configuration Wizard.

  2. Click Next on the Welcome page of the configuration wizard.

  3. On the Gateway Settings page:

    • To register your gateway, browse to the location where you downloaded the security certificate. Select the security certificate (RegistrationCert.pfx), and then click OK.

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      Use this step if you canceled the Configuration wizard before the gateway was registered or if the registration failed.

    • To re-register your gateway, select the option to register the gateway again. Browse to the location where you downloaded the security certificate. Select the security certificate (RegistrationCert.pfx), and then click OK.

    If your gateway is registered, skip this step.

  4. If you are going to use a proxy server to connect to the service, select this option, and then type the address and port number for the proxy server.

  5. To secure access to the gateway, select Allow only specified agents to access this gateway. If you select this option, you must add your agents’ computer accounts to the Allowed Advisor Agents local group on the gateway. See Authorize Agents to Access the Gateway for information on how to do this.

  6. Click Next.

  7. On the Microsoft Update page, indicate whether you want to use Microsoft Update on this server to ensure your Advisor software is always up to date. Click Next.

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    You will only see this option if you have not previously opted into Microsoft Update when installing other Microsoft products.

  8. Review the configuration settings, and then click Apply.

  9. The configuration status is updated as the settings are applied. When the status shows complete, you can close the configuration tool.

    Notice that there is an option right above the Close button to check with Microsoft Update for any updates to the on-premise software. If you leave this option selected, Microsoft Update opens after you click Close.

To configure an agent

  1. Start the System Center Advisor Configuration wizard. Click Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft System Center Advisor -> Advisor Configuration Wizard.

  2. Click Next on the Welcome page of the configuration tool.

  3. On the Agent Settings page, enter the name of the gateway that this agent will use to communicate with Advisor, and then click Next.

  4. Review the configuration settings, and then click Apply.

  5. The configuration status is updated as the settings are applied. When the status shows complete, you can close the configuration tool.

    Notice that there is an option right above the Close button to check with Microsoft Update for any updates to the on-premise software. If you leave this option selected, Microsoft Update opens after you click Close.

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