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Administrator Guide

Installing the NICE DCV Server on Windows

The NICE DCV server can be installed on a Windows host server using an installation wizard. The wizard walks you through a series of steps that let you customize your NICE DCV server installation. Alternatively, you can use the command line to perform an unattended installation, which uses default settings to automate the installation procedure.

Note

The NICE DCV server installer is signed by an SHA-256 certificate. If you are using a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 server, you must install a Microsoft security update to support this certificate type. For more information, see Microsoft Security Advisory 3033929 and Microsoft Windows Support.

Using the Wizard

Use the NICE DCV server installation wizard for a guided installation.

To install the NICE DCV server on Windows using the wizard

  1. Launch and connect to the server on which to install the NICE DCV server.

  2. Download the NICE DCV server installer from the NICE website.

    Note

    The NICE DCV server is only available in a 64-bit version and supported on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

  3. Run nice-dcv-server-x64-Release-2017.version_number.msi.

  4. On the Welcome screen, choose Next.

  5. On the End-User License Agreement screen, read the license agreement. If you accept the terms, select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement check box and choose Next.

  6. (Optional) On the Drivers Selection screen, select USB device remotization and choose Will be installed on local hard drive, Next. This installs the drivers required to support some specialized USB devices, such as 3D pointing devices and graphic tablets.

  7. On the DCV Service Configuration screen:

    1. (Optional) To manually configure your server's firewall to allow communication over the required port, select No, I will manually configure my firewall later.

    2. (Optional) To manually start the NICE DCV server after the installation, select No, I want to start a DCV Service manually. If you select this option, you can't start a console session automatically after the installation has completed. The next step is skipped.

  8. Choose Next.

  9. On the DCV Session Management Configuration screen, specify the owner for the automatic console session. Alternatively, to prevent the automatic console session from starting after the installation has completed, select No, I will create the session manually.

    Note

    Complete this step only if you previously chose to allow the server to start automatically.

  10. Choose Install.

Unattended Installation

The unattended installation does the following by default:

  • Adds a firewall rule to allow communication over port 8443.

  • Enables NICE DCV server auto-start.

  • Creates an automatic console session.

  • Sets the console session owner to the user who performs the installation.

You can override the default actions by appending the following options to the installation command:

  • DISABLE_FIREWALL=1 — Prevents the installer from adding the firewall rule.

  • DISABLE_SERVER_AUTOSTART=1 — Prevents the NICE DCV server from starting automatically after the installation.

  • DISABLE_SERVER_AUTOMATIC_SESSION_CREATION=1 — Prevents the installer from starting the automatic console session.

  • AUTOMATIC_SESSION_OWNER=owner_name — Specifies a different owner for the automatic console session.

  • ADDLOCAL=ALL — Installs the DCV drivers required for USB remotization.

To install the NICE DCV server on Windows using an unattended installation

  1. Launch and connect to the server on which to install the NICE DCV server.

  2. Download the NICE DCV server installer from the NICE website.

    Note

    The NICE DCV server is only available in a 64-bit version and supported on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

  3. Open a command prompt window and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the installer.

  4. Execute the unattended installer:

    C:\> msiexec.exe /i nice-dcv-server-x64-Release-2017.version_number.msi /quiet /norestart /l*v dcv_install_msi.log