Control and Manage Client Computers

Posted by @AOMEI

August 20, 2018

AOMEI Centralized Backupper is a centralized backup management solution that enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all desktop PCs, laptops, servers and virtual machines within LAN from a single central management computer.

AOMEI Centralized Backupper is a centralized backup management solution that enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all desktop PCs, laptops, servers and virtual machines within LAN from a single central management computer.

How to controlclient computer?

After completing the installation of client software manually, AOMEI Centralized Backupper console on the server side needs to obtain control permissions from client computers in order to create backups for these client computers. If you install AOMEI Backupper on client computers via Remote Installation way, AOMEI Centralized Backupper has already obtained control permissions from clients.

Go to Computers tab, click Uncontrolled Computers, it shows a list of computers that can be controlled.

Step 1: Select computers you need to obtain control permissions, then click Request Control to obtain permissions, there are two ways to do that:

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Method 1: By entering accounts of client computers.

In the Uncontrolled Computers list, select the clients you want to control, and click Request Control, By entering accounts, enter the administrator account of clients.

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Also, you could try the Batch Input if there are too many clients you need to control.

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Method 2: By sending a message toclient.

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You will see a pop-up message onclient, click Agree to authorize access, or Reject to refuse the request:

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Step 2: Now you can check controlled client computers under Controlled Computers.

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Step 3: After that, you can create backup tasks for controlled computers under Tasks.

How to manage client computer?

You can see all controlled clients in the Controlled Computers panel.

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1. If the client computers haven’t been registered, you can enter your license code of AOMEI Backupper to register fromserverdirectly.

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2. If you right-click a client computer on the controlled computer, you can View Details, View Logs and Cancel Control of client. You can check client computer’s Disk Info and Task Info (both from local and created by AOMEI Centralized Backupper) in View Details. Also, you can checkclientcomputer’s logs of backup tasks created by AOMEI Centralized Backupper in View Logs.

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3. It is recommended to create some groups to better manage clients.

There are two ways to add groups.

Method 1: Select clients from Controlled Computers list to create groups.

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Now Group 1 has been added. You can rename group name after creating the group.

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Method 2: By entering the IP segment of client computers to add groups.

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Now Group 2 has been added, as shown in the picture below. IP segment of clients from 192.168.0.180 to 192.168.0.190 will be added to this group.

Note: If one of the clientcomputerin this segment hasn't been controlled byserver, it will not be shown in the group. However, it will be shown automatically after being controlled.

If one of the clientcomputerin this segment has been controlled byserverbut currently it's offline, it will be shown in the group as Offline. The status will become normal once the client computer is online.

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You will backup clients more effectively if you manage them in groups.Fromexample, if you want to backup systems of Group 1, just choose the group name, don’t need to select clients one by one.

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