Installing Security Center Server for Windows clustering - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide for Windows Cluster 5.9

Security Center 5.9

After the Windows Cluster software and SQL Server have been installed, you must install Security Center Server.

Before you begin

You require the following:
  • A Security Center Server license for each server node.
  • Security Center installed on all cluster nodes.


  1. Log on to the first node in the cluster using the domain account created for the Security Center services earlier.
  2. Download the Security Center software package, launch the Setup utility, and click on Server installation.
  3. Follow the Security Center server installation wizard installing a server with the Directory role.
  4. At the Database Server Selection page, do the following:
    1. Select Use an existing database server.
    2. In the Database Server field, enter the Microsoft SQL Server instance in the SERVER\Instance format.
      NOTE: You must choose the correct pre-existing database server in order for the Windows 2012 Server Failover Clustering to function properly.
  5. Click Next.
  6. At the Services logon parameters page, do the following:
    1. Select Specify the username and password for all services.
    2. In the Username field, enter the Security Center Services domain account name created earlier using the DOMAIN\Account format.
    3. In Password field, enter the account password.
    4. Click Next.
  7. Click Install to begin the Security Center installation process.
  8. At the end of the installation, the Security Center Server Admin will be launched by the Security Center installer.
  9. Activate the Security Center Directory license that is dedicated to this server.
  10. In the Server Admin, click the Genetec Server tab.
  11. From the Network card drop-down list, select Any.
  12. Close the Server Admin to complete the Security Center Server software installation.
  13. Reboot the server.
  14. The Security Center services must be stopped and set to Manual startup type. To do this:
    1. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services to open the Services management console dialog box.
    2. Double click the Genetec Server service.
    3. Click Stop to stop the service.
    4. Change the Startup type from Automatic to Manual.
    5. Click OK to save the changes.
    6. Repeat the substeps for the Genetecâ„¢ Watchdog service.
  15. Repeat the steps for all nodes of the cluster.