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The BRU Server Agent GUI won't launch on my Windows system, can I authenticate the Agent through the command line on Windows?

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Posted: 20 Jul, 2007
Yes.  For BRU Server customers that must authenticate the BRU Server Agent in the Windows command line, you can authenticate the BRU Server Agent to the BRU Server Server using the following method.

1. Open a command prompt. You can do this by going to Start -> Run, then typing 'cmd' and clicking "OK."
2. Now, 'cd' to the BRU Server Agent Configuration directory in the Program Files folder. This can be done by typing the following:
C:\Documents and Settings\BRU User>cd ../../
C:\>cd "Program Files"
C:\Program Files>cd "BRU Server Agent Configuration"
C:\Program Files\BRU Server Agent Configuration>agent --config
This will prompt you with a new dialog:
C:\Program Files\BRU Server Agent Configuration>agent --config
BRU Server Agent Configuration

Authorized Servers:

Enter the number to delete, N to add a new server or RETURN to quit >
From here, you need to enter the letter 'N' to add a new server.  When you do this, you'll see a "Hostname of the server>" prompt.  At this point, enter the IP address of the BRU Server Server:
 

Hostname of the server>192.168.1.31
 
Once you type that in, you'll be prompted with the following:
Warning: Problem with getpass. Passwords may be echoed.
Administrator password for server >
Type the "admin" user password of the BRU Server Server software. This password will be echoed (displayed) when you type.  This is the only time that the BRU Server Server password will be displayed in plain text to you.  Once you enter the correct password, you'll see:
Server added to the list of authorized servers

Authorized Servers:
192.168.1.31  AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD

Enter the number to delete, N to add new server or RETURN to quit >
At this point, you have successfully authenticated your Windows system with the BRU Server Server.  You can simply press [RETURN] (a.k.a [ENTER]) to quit.  You'll now see:
 

C:\Program Files\BRU Server Agent Configuration>
 
At this point, just close the command prompt and you're done.  You'll see the newly added system to your BRU Server Console and you may begin running backups on the Windows client.
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