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Set Up the Domain Controller

Each Reflection X domain requires one domain controller. You can run the domain controller on any supported platform.

To set up the Reflection X domain controller

  • Install the following features:

    X Administrative Console

    Domain Services (including the Domain Controller feature)

    Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (Windows only)


The Reflection X Service, configured to run the domain controller, starts automatically.

To create an administrator's account for the domain, you'll log into the domain using the X Administrative Console.

To log on to the domain the first time

  1. From the domain controller, start the X Administrative Console.

    You'll see the domain logon dialog box.

  2. Enter the following information to log on to the domain:

    • For User name and Password, specify any user who can log onto your computer. The name you specify for your initial login will be the default domain administrator.

    • For Domain, enter the name of this computer. The Reflection X domain name is always the same as the name of the computer running the domain controller.


    On Windows systems, the first domain user must be a user who is a member of the same Windows domain as the user who installs Reflection X.

    On Linux systems PAM authentication is used by default for user authentication. On some Linux systems, the pam_securetty module is configured by default to allow root logins only if the user is logging in on a secure tty. On these systems you cannot log onto the Reflection X domain using root credentials.

  3. From the tabs located along the left-hand side of the window, click Authentication.

    Notice that your name is already added to the list of user accounts and is selected as the administrator. By default, the first user to log on is set as the Reflection X domain administrator.

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