Management Server and Console Requirements

This article will outline the few requirements needed for a successful ThinScale Console and Server installation. #MC-KB1

Written by Giuseppe

Last published at: April 22nd, 2021

The Management Server minimum requires the following:

  • Windows Server 2012 or above
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 or above
  • .NET Core 5.0.5 Runtime specific
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 
    • 8.5 for Server 2012 R2
    • 10.0.14393.0 for Server 2016
    • 10.0.17763.1 for Server 2019
  • 3 GB RAM or above
  • 1GB FREE Space or above
  • SQL Server 2012 or above (if using SQL for your database)
    •  1 GB minimum DB size ~ 4.000 devices require at least 2 GB, but it also depends on how long your data retention is set to.
  • SQL Express is also supported


******Please note when connecting SRW machines, the Sever will have to be publicly faced, unless a VPN is utilized.


The Management Console requires the following if installed on a separate machine than the server:

        • Windows 2008 / Vista (or above)

        • .NET Framework 4.6.1 (or above)

        • 500 MB minimum disk free space


The following Windows Features are also required, but are added during installation if not already available:

  • .NET Framework 4.7 Features
    • .NET Framework 4.7
      • ASP.NET 4.7
      • WCF Services
        • HTTP Activation
  • Internet Information Services
    • World Wide Web Services
      • Application Development Features
        • .NET Extensibility 4.7
        • ASP.NET 4.7
        • ISAPI Filters
        • WebSocket Protocol
      • Common HTTP Features
        • Default Document
      • Security
        • Request Filtering
  • Windows Process Activation Service
    • Configuration APIs
    •  Process Model


Ports needed for communication:


Port: 80 TCP / 443 TCP

Source: ThinKiosk devices

Destination: ThinScale Management Server

Description: ThinKiosk device communication with ThinScale Management Server

 

Port: 3389 TCP and UDP

Source: Devices running the ThinScale Management Console

Destination: ThinKiosk devices

Description: Remote Control of ThinKiosk devices from the ThinScale Management Console

 

Port: 49152-65535 TCP and UDP

Source: Devices running the ThinScale Management Console

Destination: ThinKiosk devices

Description: Remote Control of ThinKiosk devices from the ThinScale Management Console


Please make sure to have the Server publicly faced if used with SRW machines, unless a VPN is utilized.


ThinScale Management Platform Architecture (High Level) 


A load balancer with cookie injection load balancing and multiple primary servers can also be used.