RADMAN

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RADMAN (Remote Administrator Manager) is a K3 Software utility that manages a list of Radmin-capable workstations and acts as a front end to the Remote Administrator viewer to make accessing workstations much easier.

One of the key features of Radman is its ability to contact K3's servers when executed and download site-specific information. This includes the site's public IP address, last update date and time, site serial number, current software version, workstation names and their private IP addresses, Radmin password and workstation assignment for file server, CreditLine server and Radmin primary. This information is sent by the site every 30 minutes when it "Dings" K3. The most important information being the site's public IP address; knowing this obviates the need for static addressing at the site!

Install Remote Administrator

  • Go to the Radmin Web site and click the Downloads tab.
  • On this page find the Radmin Viewer 3.4 => Install on the local PC and click DOWNLOAD.
  • Run this file.
  • Click Next, select I accept..., click Next again and select Anyone who uses....
  • Click Change... to edit the install-to directory, and remove the Viewer 3\ leaving only:
C:\Program Files\Radmin
  • Important Note: Vista and Windows 7 users. The wizard wants to install to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Radmin Viewer 3\

Be sure to change this to:

C:\Program Files\Radmin
  • Click OK.
  • Click Next, Install, and then finish up.

Install RADMAN.exe

  • Create a support folder to store the workstation .rad files. For example:

    C:\Support\RADMIN
    

  • Beneath this folder create a folder named bin and copy RADMAN.exe and K3RTL.dll from the latest version RPOWER's Winrun folder to it. (Or, get the files from the RPOWER Guest FTP site.)
  • In the bin folder, double-click RADMAN.exe to register the .rad file extension with Windows.
  • Note: Vista and Windows 7 users, right-click RADMAN.exe, select Run as administrator, and permit it to run.

    You will see a black "DOS" box come up with a message saying No path to .rad file. Press a key. or words to that effect. That's OK. Press a key to close the window.

  • Up one in the Radmin folder, right click in a blank area on the right, select New, Text Document, and name the file:

    {refresh dealer-password}.rad
    

    (click Yes to change the extension). Replace "dealer" with your FTP dealer logon and "password" with your FTP password. Be sure to include the curly braces.

  • Important: Be sure that Hide extensions for known file types is not selected. (Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View)
  • Now double-click this file to populate the Radmin folder with a file for each Radmin-capable workstation installed.
  • Note: Edit (right-click, Edit) the primary .rad file (the one with the workstation name enclosed in square brackets, e.g., [FILESVR]) to access all HQDingee information previously downloaded for that site.
  • To remotely access a workstation just double click its .rad file. RadMan copies the Radmin password onto the Windows clipboard for you! Just type Ctrl-v then Enter when prompted. Note that Radmin prompts for a password as each workstation is accessed, so when remoting into a non-primary workstation the password is requested twice.
  • Note: While file transfer capabilities are available after establishing a remote viewing session using the top icons, file transfer may also be initiated directly by right-clicking the primary .rad file and selecting File Transfer.

Remote Site

Ensure that the Radmin server is running on each workstation: (Look for the blue R icon in the system tray.)

  • Radmin must be activated by RPOWER: In Manager Functions, System Setup, Workstation Setup, Workstation Name, either Radmin forwarded here? (for the Radmin server) or Remote Administrator (Radmin) (for client workstations) must be selected.
  • Radmin must be excepted as a threat within most anti-virus software in order for it to load and run. The procedure to include Radmin as an excepted program will vary depending on the anti-virus software in use, see that software's documentation for details. Anti-virus software will remove or rename r_server.exe and raddrv.dll (the two essential server files) from:
c:\program files\radmin

and likely from the file server itself at:

x:\sys\rpower\winrun\res\k3\radmin

If these files have been removed or renamed (typically by appending a .vld extension to them), first address the issue within the anti-virus sofware, they then may be downloaded from the RPOWER ftp site: ftp://rpower.dyndns.org, specifically at:

\_Guest FTP\RPOWER Auxiliary Installation Files\RadMan & HQIP\K3radmin

and copied to:

x:\sys\rpower\winrun\res\k3\radmin

Then from Manager Functions, System Maintenance, Remote Administrator click Yes at the Reset configuration prompt?, which will attempt to copy the server files to c:\program files\radmin, and install and run it. Note that the computer may need to be restarted before the blue R icon will appear in the system tray.

If Radmin is running on the workstations (indicated by the blue R icon in the system tray) but a remote connection still cannot be made:

  • Double check that port 4888 is being forwarded to the IP address of the primary Radmin workstation. Also ensure that there is not another router upstream of that router blocking access (if so, DMZ or port forward through it).
  • Either disable the Windows firewall or (recommended) include Radmin and port 4888 in the exceptions list.
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