Technician License Installation Best Practice
The technician license is designed for use by IT professionals to perform an audit of customer, or prospective customer environments.
NOTE: Each technician license may be used by one IT professional on a single machine only, the machine cannot be shared or used by others. For more information see the End User License Agreement (EULA).
The following process describes the best practice for the installation and use of the technician license.
- Select a laptop or virtual machine that will be used for the installation that meets the server requirements.
- Ensure that the NetBIOS computer name of the machine matches the name specified in the technician license that you have purchased - for example "CORP-WS01".
- The machine should be a WORKGROUP member rather than a member of a domain to simplify its connection to customer environments.
- Create a local user account in the name of the technician - for example "msmith". Ensure that this user account name matches the name specified in the technician license that you have purchased - for example "CORP-WS01\msmith".
- Add the new user account to the local Administrators group.
- Logon as the newly created user account and follow the installation instructions. The user account will be automatically added as a system administrator. Only the user account specified in the technician license is able to access the server installation.
- When prompted the same user account can be specified for the service account. This account will be used to run the service, however custom credentials will need to be specified when scanning customer environments.
- If using scan tasks that require PowerShell remoting it is recommended to configure the trusted hosts setting.
- When the installation is complete, follow the steps in the scanning customer environments section to perform a scan.