Dell WMS – Installation & Base-configuration

Release date: February 20th 2021

Welcome to my Dell Wyse Management Studio section. In this sub-section I will describe how I installed and did the base configuration of Dell Wyse Management Suite (WMS). This process involves a basic installation using the downloaded media files. Beforehand, I have created a virtual machine, installed MS Server 2016 on this, given it an IP-address in the appropriate VLAN and joined it to the domain. When creating the virtual machine, I referred to the sizing recommendations as prescribed in the Dell Wyse Management Suite Version 3.x Deployment Guide. Furthermore, I adhered to this guide for firewall port openings and antivirus-exclusions. So, with all this done, I logged into my WMS server and started the installation using the downloaded installer.

When the installer launches, I pay special attention to the important notice, Next…

I accept the License agreement, Next…

As I get an IE Enhanced Security Configuration warning, I change these setting in Server Manager

In the “Setup Type” selection, I choose Custom, Next…

I select the Embedded Mongo and Maria DB and enter a password, Next…

I leave the Port-definitions as suggested by the installer, Next…

In the Credentials screen, I provide the necessary information, Next…

As I wont be configuring any Teradici-settings as of now, I skip this, Next…

I will only be using TLSv1.2, Next…

The suggested destinations are appropriate for this lab setup, I would suggest reading the deployment guide before setting these settings in a production environment, Next…

Everything looks nice and “tidy”, Next…

Once the installer finishes successfully, I click Launch, to do the initial base configuration.

I click “Get Started” to run through the initial set up steps

As Dell couldn’t get me an NFR-license for this lab, I will be using the “Free Edition”, Next…

In the next screen I can provide email alert settings, I wont be using this in the lab setup, so I click Skip…

As I will do the certificate set up manually later in this guide, I click “Skip” in this screen also

I will be using “Enrollment Validation”, so I select this and click Save, Next…

Once everything is completed I can continue and sign into my new Dell Wyse Management Studio server.

This concludes the installation and base configuration of WMS. The next logical step for me is to configure my Domain CA template and certificate to use with this WMS server, this I have documented here: Dell WMS – Certificate setup

Other miscellaneous Tips & Tricks

Dell Wyse Management Suite Version 3.1 Administrator’s Guide

Dell Wyse Management Suite Version 3.x Deployment Guide

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.