Two hidden gems of Royal Server can be found in the
In order to manage a Windows server from Royal Server, you need to do two steps:
Now, this is not rocket science to do and can easily be done manually. But if you have to manage a lot of servers, you will like the possibility to script this.
Check out the prepare_server.ps1 script – its doing the tasks for you. Of course it first checks, if there is something to do and asks upfront, if it should execute the config-change. The script needs to be run in an elevated PowerShell.
Right now, there is no version that is doing the changes without asking – in an unattended environment. If you are interested in such a script, vote for it on our support portal!
Royal Server is distributed via an msi package. Uninstalling should be simple, right?
Well, besides copying the files, the msi package is only installing the “Royal Server” Windows service. But there are several side effects that Royal Server has when it runs/starts up:
Again, the script is simple to read and you can do all these steps manually. Or, you just call cleanup_installation.ps1. For each steps, the script first checks if there is work to do and asks for permission before it changes any system state. The script needs to be run in an elevated PowerShell.
Since the script is part of the msi package, it will be removed, if you uninstall Royal Server. So, copy it away upfront 😉
Remark: If you have uninstalled Royal Server already, you can just extract the files from the msi without installing it with the following command:
msiexec /a <path-to-msi> /qb TARGETDIR=<target-dir>