To perform initial configuration tasks, you must log in to View Administrator. You access View Administrator by using a secure (SSL) connection.


  • Verify that View Connection Server is installed on a dedicated computer.
  • Verify that you are using a Web browser supported by View Administrator. For View Administrator requirements, see the View Installation document.


  1. Open your Web browser and enter the following URL, where server is the host name of the View Connection Server instance.
    Note: You can use the IP address if you have to access a View Connection Server instance when the host name is not resolvable. However, the host that you contact will not match the SSL certificate that is configured for the View Connection Server instance, resulting in blocked access or access with reduced security.

    Your access to View Administrator depends on the type of certificate that is configured on the View Connection Server computer.

    If you open your Web browser on the View Connection Server host, use to connect, not https://localhost. This method improves security by avoiding potential DNS attacks on the localhost resolution.

    Option Description
    You configured a certificate signed by a CA for View Connection Server. When you first connect, your Web browser displays View Administrator.
    The default, self-signed certificate supplied with View Connection Server is configured. When you first connect, your Web browser might display a page warning that the security certificate associated with the address is not issued by a trusted certificate authority.

    Click Ignore to continue using the current SSL certificate.

  2. Log in as a user with credentials to access the View Administrators account.
    You specify the View Administrators account when you install a standalone View Connection Server instance or the first View Connection Server instance in a replicated group. The View Administrators account can be the local Administrators group (BUILTIN\Administrators) on the View Connection Server computer or a domain user or group account.


After you log in to View Administrator, you can use View Configuration > Administrators to change the list of users and groups that have the View Administrators role.