Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

In this blog, we will show you the step-by-step process of Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management.

 

OVERVIEW

  • Microsoft introduces a new project named Honolulu on remote management for system administrators.
  • It’s a browser-based tool where we can manage and monitor our company Microsoft systems under one interface.
  • It avoids using multiple scripts for server administration.
  • For more information about this project, please check this URL. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/honolulu/honolulu

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 2016 VM (Manager server) with an internet connection.
  • Windows 2012 VM as client machine

 

DOWNLOADING PROJECT HONOLULU

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

 

  • Provide the required information in the form and click continue.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • The HonoluluTechnicalPreview1711-15002.msi will be download on your server.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

  • Once the download is complete the file is ready for installation.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

INSTALLING HONOLULU

  • Double click on the MSI file and it will show the License agreement. Click on I accept the terms of the License Agreement check box.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Click on Allow project “Honolulu” to modify this machine’s trusted hosts settings and Create a desktop shortcut to launch project “Honolulu” checkboxes and select Next.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • We use the default SSL port 443 for Server Management site and selected the self-signed SSL certificate for this demo. Click on Install button to start the installation process.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Click on Finish button to complete the wizard.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

CONFIGURING HONOLULU

  • A new shortcut is available on the desktop to launch the HONOLULU application. Double click on the shortcut and it will open in the web browser.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

  • In-built IE browser is not supporting to access the Honolulu application.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • We used Mozilla Firefox to access the Honolulu application. Add the certificate to the exception list.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Provide the server administrator credentials in the authentication dialog box.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • It shows the home page of Project Honolulu.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

PREPARING THE CLIENT MACHINE

  • We are using windows 2012 R2 as a client machine for this demo. By default, PowerShell features are not installed in Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 machines.
  • The PowerShell version should be 5.0 or higher. To verify, please run the below command in the PowerShell.

$PSVersiontable

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Click on the download button.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Select the Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3191564-x64.msu file and click Next.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Click on save to download the file to your machine.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Double-click on the Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3191564-x64 file. It will prompt us to install the KB3191564. Click Yes to continue the installation.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • From the pop-up screen, click on I accept button to accept the license terms.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • It will take few minutes to complete the installation.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Reboot the server to complete the installation.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Once the server is back to online, execute the $PSVersiontable command to verify the current version.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

ADDING CLIENT MACHINE IN HONOLULU

  • From the Honolulu application click on Add button.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Select the Add Server Connection.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Provide the IP (or) FQDN of the client machine and select use another account for this connection option.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Now provide the client machine administrator credentials and click submit.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Our client machine will be available on the connections list.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Click on the name to view the properties of the machine.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • You can manage the server configuration under one interface. We will add a new user to this demo. Click on the local user & groups.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Click on new user link.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Provide the username and password and click on submit.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • The new user is available on the list.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • To add the user to a group. Select the user and click on Manage Membership.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Select the group that the user will be a member of and click Save.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • The message will be displayed after successful completion.

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VERIFICATION

  • Log-in to the client machine and open computer management.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Expand Local users and groups and click on users. You will able to see the user remote admin on the list.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

  • Double click on the user and click on Member of to view group details.

Installing Microsoft project Honolulu on windows 2016 server for Remote Management

 

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Thanks for reading this blog. We hope it was useful for you to know about the new Microsoft project Honolulu for remote infrastructure management.



Author: Loges
Logeswaran holds Microsoft certified engineer & solution architect certifications with over 11+ years of experience in the fields of hosting technologies and IMS/Cloud consulting. At AssistanZ, Logeswaran spearheads the strategic planning and execution of the company’s Microsoft based core technologies to Enterprise clients.

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