Saturday 2 January 2010

Intel Modular Server – Enable KVM Access Via MSC For IE8 On Windows 7

When it comes time to work with the actual Compute Modules for configuration purposes such as making changes to the BIOS settings, Java needs to be installed on the management desktop or workstation.

We found that IE8 on Windows 7 had a bit of a problem with the way the KVM applet runs via the Modular Server Control (MSC) console.

We needed to add the MSC IP address to the Trusted Sites in IE8 then set the security settings for Trusted Sites to Low before the little applet file that gets generated for the KVM session would come up.

Once in the Trusted Sites, we closed the browser and reopened it again.

Click on the Remote KVM & CD link to initiate the KVM session:


The following screen comes up:


In most cases, the defaults will work just fine. Click Apply.

Click on the Open button on the following:


The KVM session will initiate from there.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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