Configure Virtual Appliance
Follow the steps below to configure your virtual appliance with Netwrix Auditor.
- Once you connect to the virtual appliance, you will find out that Windows Server 2012 R2 installation is almost complete. On the Settings page, specify a password for the built-in administrator account. Then re-enter your password. Click Finish.
- Log in to the virtual machine.
The Windows PowerShell opens and automatically runs the script. Press any key to read the license agreement and then press
Yto accept it. Then you will be prompted to configure the virtual machine. Press Enter to start.
Rename virtual machine
Specify a new name for the virtual machine (e.g.,
NOTE: The computer name must be properly formatted. It may contain letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (-), but no spaces and periods (.). The name may not consist entirely of digits and may not be longer than 15 characters.
Yto use DHCP server to configure network settings automatically.
Nto configure required parameters manually. In this case, you will be prompted to set up IP settings manually.
Join computer to the domain or workgroup
To join to a domain
Y. Specify the fully qualified domain name to join (e.g.,
corp.local). Then, specify domain administrator name and password.
NOTE: For your convenience, the account specified will be added to the local Administrators group and set as account for collecting data from the target systems.
To join to a workgroup
N. Specify the local administrator name and credentials.
NOTE: For your convenience, the account specified will be set as account for collecting data from the target systems.
Add additional input languages
Yif you want to specify additional input languages unsing the Language window.
Nto proceed with English.
Configure SQL Server
The shell script automatically configures SQL Server instance. The sysadmin server role on SQL Server instance is granted automatically to the BUILTIN\Administrators group.
In the example below, review how the shell script configures the new VM:
- When the script execution completes, you will be prompted to reboot the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
After reboot, log in to the virtual machine using the domain administrator credentials (for appliances joined to domain) or local administrator credentials (for appliances joined to workgroup).
For the first time, Netwrix Auditor client starts automatically. Later, you can always run it from the Start menu or launch it by double-clicking the Netwrix Auditor shortcut on the desktop. The product will automatically start configuring self-monitoring—the first monitoring plan is configured to track User Activity on your server.
NOTE: Do not close the Netwrix Auditor Virtual Appliance Configuration window until the self-monitoring configuration completes. Otherwise, you will have to create a monitoring plan manually.