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Setting up a Sample Domain

Step 1: Install Reflection X

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 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.


    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 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).


    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. For details, open the Reflection X Help and search on "firewall" in the Search tab.

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