Windows Server Core edition of Windows Server OS is the minimal installation option, containing only the core features required to execute server roles and run applications. These machines are designed for applications which requires minimal user interaction and hence do not have a GUI. The nonexistence of a GUI in Server Core, reduces the disk space and memory usage, apart from requiring limited maintenance. As setting up a Secure Gateway (Forwarding server) does not require an extensive GUI usage, the Server Core is a serviceable option. Administrators can manage Server Core using command-line interface, PowerShell, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), Windows Server Manager or Windows Admin Center.
To establish secure connection between the MDM server and third-party cloud resources, you can install a Secure Gateway on the Server Core machine. Follow the steps given below:
Share the folder using the following command:NET SHARE sharedfolder=C:\sharedfolder /GRANT:Everyone,FULL
MDMSecureGatewayServer.exe will be downloaded on the machine.
An installation wizard will be launched.
Note:If the pop-up does not open, go to C:\ManageEngine\ME_Secure_Gateway_Server\bin\ using Command Prompt and run FSConfigure.bat
Note: For the Secure Gateway to work, the inbound port, 9383 needs to be open on the Firewall.
To open ports on the Firewall: