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KACE Desktop Authority 11.2.1 - Administrator Guide

Administrator's Guide
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Setup Tool

Certificate Selection

Security certificates are used to ensure secure communication traffic.

If there are no certificates available on the server, select the Create self-signed certificate option and a new self-signed certificate will be created automatically for use with Desktop Authority. 

However, if there are installed certificates on the server and none with the Desktop Authority name, choose either to create a new self-signed certificate or select an existing certificate to use. If a previous Desktop Authority certificate is found, it will be selected from the list of existing certificates.


The installation is about to begin. To run Desktop Authority following the installation of its files, click the Launch Desktop Authority Manager after installation checkbox. Click Install to proceed with the installation.

Installation In Progress/Complete

Once Install is clicked, the installation will begin. As the install proceeds, each section of the process will automatically be expanded to show the details and progress of the installation.

If an error is detected, you may click on the section where the error is shown for more detailed information. You will be given an option to roll back the installation. Depending upon the error that occurred, the roll back may be mandatory or optional.

Once the installation is complete, click the Finish button. If you previously chose to load Desktop Authority following the installation, the Desktop Authority web console will be loaded in your default browser. You will be presented with a login dialog.

Login to the Desktop Authority console by using a valid Active Directory user name, password and domain.

Upgrade Dialogs

Installing, upgrading, or uninstalling Desktop Authority

The Desktop Authority installation wizard walks you through a series of dialogs prompting for information that is needed to install, upgrade, or uninstall Desktop Authority, as required. Follow the wizard by entering the requested information.

To do any of the following... Click or tap...
Advance to the following page Next
Return to the previous page Back
Abort the wizard Cancel

Each of the following topics provides information about a specific step in the wizard.

Installing Desktop Authority for the first time
Upgrading Desktop Authority
Uninstalling Desktop Authority
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