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Install the LEM desktop console

Updated: August 30, 2017

The optional LEM desktop console lets you manage and monitor LEM without a web browser. The desktop console provides the same functionality as the LEM web console, but as a Windows-only native app.

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Install Adobe Air Runtime for Windows

Install the Adobe Air Runtime before you install the LEM desktop console.

The desktop console requires that you install the free Adobe AIR Runtime for Windows on your computer.

  1. Download Adobe Air Runtime for Windows from the SolarWinds Customer Portal, or from the Adobe AIR website.

  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file and double-click the installer.

  3. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Install the LEM desktop console

  1. Download the standalone console installer from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file and double-click the LEM console installer.

  3. Click Install.

  4. Select your installation preferences.

  5. Click Continue to begin the installation process.

The LEM desktop console is now installed on your system.

Configure the LEM desktop console after you install it

  1. If you did not instruct the console to open after the installation, open the desktop console.

  2. Accept the End User License Agreement if you agree, and click OK.

  3. Enter the IP address or hostname of the LEM VM, and then click Connect.

    The computer running the LEM console must be able resolve the hostname of the LEM VM using either DNS, or a manual entry in the Windows hosts file. See Resolve the Hostname for more information.

  4. Create a new password.

    The first time the LEM console connects to the LEM VM, it prompts you to change your password. The password must be between 6 and 40 characters, and contain at least one capital letter and one number.

  5. If you agree, enter your email address to participate in the SolarWinds Improvement Program. Otherwise, clear the check box.

  6. Click Save.

The LEM desktop console is now configured on your system.

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Resolve the Hostname

The system hosting the LEM desktop software must resolve the hostname of the LEM VM using DNS or a manual entry in the hosts file. Otherwise, you cannot connect or you may have an unreliable connection.

Configure forward and reverse DNS entries (a HOST and PTR record) for the LEM VM on your DNS server. When you create the DNS entries, use the default hostname or the hostname you specified when you installed the VM. If you cannot configure DNS directly on your DNS server, configure a hosts file on the computer by editing the Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file in a text editor and adding a line with the LEM virtual machine IP address and host name, separated by a space or tab character.

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