3.1 Setting up a Sample Domain

Step 1: Install Reflection X Advantage

For this evaluation, you'll use two computers.

  • Computer 1: For this evaluation, Computer 1 is both the domain controller and the administrator's workstation. Install the complete set of Reflection X Advantage features on this computer. If you’ve done the previous exercises, this computer is already configured.

    Make a note of the name (or IP address) of this computer; this is your Reflection X domain name.

  • Computer 2: This is the user workstation. Install X Manager for Domains on this computer. (This feature is not installed by default.) If you already installed X Manager on a second computer to test session sharing, you can modify that installation to include X Manager for Domains.

    NOTE:On all Windows systems, check to be sure you have included the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) feature when you select features to install.

Step 2: Identify user accounts

If you're testing in a Windows domain, we recommend that you evaluate using Windows user accounts. Valid Windows accounts can authenticate to the Reflection X Advantage domain using Windows credentials. To evaluate using this authentication option, you'll want to have access to two different Windows accounts, as follows:

  • Domain administrator account: You can use your own Windows credentials to serve as the administrator account.

  • Domain user account: For the sample user account, create a test user account in your Windows domain (or obtain the credentials of another user in your domain).

NOTE:If you don't have access to two different Windows domain accounts, see Using Reflection X Internal Authentication, which describes how to add and authenticate users using the Reflection X Internal Authentication option.

Step 3: Configure your firewall

If you are running a firewall, configure it for the ports used by Reflection X Advantage. For details, open the Reflection X Advantage Help and search on "firewall" in the Search tab.