Removed AD Dependency for Monitors
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    9.0 Beta

    This article covers information relevant only to the version 9.0 beta release. Want to be the first to try our new features? Join the ControlUp Beta Program!

    From version 9.0, you can now deploy ControlUp Monitors on machines that are not joined to a local Active Directory (AD) domain. Since your monitor machines no longer need to be domain machines, they aren’t AD dependent. If you install your monitors on a workgroup machine, UPNs are no longer used.

    To configure the security policy of your ControlUp user accounts, you can now configure security policy roles with email addresses in Security Settings > Add New Role > Account Browser:


    Prerequisites to Remove AD Dependency for Monitors

    • Version 9.0

    • If you have an assigned customer success or account manager, they can provide you with the PowerShell cmdlets module and ControlUp Monitor binaries to download.

    • Add ControlUp user account email addresses to your security policy.

    For any questions or assistance, contact our support team.

    Install Monitors via PowerShell

    If you have upgraded your organization to the web UI DEX platform, you can install ControlUp Monitors on any workgroup PC (non domain-joined) location using PowerShell.

    To install a monitor via PowerShell and create a new API key, follow these steps.

    1. After you import the cmdlets module, extract the ZIP file.

    2. On the machine you want to turn into a monitor, run the following PowerShell commands:

    Install-CUMonitor [-Token] <string> [-ZipFilePath] <string> [-SiteName] <string> [-Template] <string> [-ProxySettings] <ProxySettings> [-DomainDns] [-DomainUser] <string>] [-DomainUserPassword] <securestring>[-PublicDN5Name] <string> [-ServiceUrl] <string> [<Common Parameters>]
    1. Replace -Token with the API Key that you created in the web UI.

    2. Replace -ZipFilePath with the full path to the ZIP folder containing the monitor binaries.

    3. You can provide values to the optional parameters listed here to run the commands above.

    Sign in using your ControlUp Account

    To sign in to VDI and DaaS using your ControlUp account, follow these steps.

    Manage API Tokens via PowerShell

    You can also use PowerShell to efficiently manage your API tokens for user profiles. These cmdlets allow you to securely store API tokens and switch between different profiles, enhancing your organization’s security, ease of use, and efficiency in managing multiple API tokens and profiles.

    To manage your user API tokens via PowerShell, run these cmdlets.

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