Installing Remote Management client only

With Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 and later, you can use the Simple DNS Plus GUI from a remote client PC.

To do so, Remote Management must first be enabled on the computer running the Simple DNS Plus service (see Options dialog / Remove Management section).
The client PC must also have Simple DNS Plus installed - except it does not need the service part (see below).
You can use the Windows Start menu / Programs / Simple DNS Plus / Remote Management link to connect to the remote service.

Remote management licensing and activation

A license is required for and must be activated for each installed instance of the Simple DNS Plus service.
Simple DNS Plus without the service (GUI, plug-ins, tools, etc.) can be installed on any number of computers and does not require a license or activation.

Installing Simple DNS Plus without the service

In the "Choose Setup Type" step of the installation, choose "Custom":

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Next, select NOT to install the "Core Service" feature:

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Plug-ins and remote management

It is important that the any plug-ins that you use on the service computer are also installed on the remote client computer.
This includes the "Standard plug-ins" from the main installation (see above) as well as any downloaded and 3rd party plug-ins.
And make sure to to use the same version of the plug-ins on both service and remote client PCs.
Otherwise the remote client GUI will not be able to configure those plug-ins.

Service / client versions

Remote management is designed to work between service and clients installation with different version/build numbers within a limited range defined by each version/build. Generally different versions/builds will be compatible as long of configuration files layout have not been altered in between.
An error message will be displayed if the versions/builds are not compatible when you try to connect.

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After upgrading to V6.0 (both server and client) remote management does not work anymore.
Alfred Jansen (April 24, 2016 at 3:22 AM)
Hi Alfred.
Thanks for letting us know about this.
We have just published an update (v. 6.0 build 105) to fix this.
Please let us know if you encounter any further issues.

JH Software (April 28, 2016 at 3:42 AM)

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