This article explains how to configure the ClickView Publisher (Master) for remote administration over a school network. This will enable another instance of ClickView Publisher to conveniently manage, add and organise content and learning material located within the master ClickView Publisher instance.
Note: This article applies to ClickView Publisher installations that either keep data stored in the default location or on another local disk on the machine. If your ClickView Library Data is stored in a network location, such as on a NAS, please refer to this article.
The ClickView Publisher (Master) uses an automated share creation process that will create three shared folders linking to certain resources stored by Publisher (Master).
The following process lists the steps taken to set up these shared folders.
Open the ClickView Publisher (Master) application, click on File, then ClickView Publisher Details.
Within the ClickView Publisher Details window, you will see an unticked check-box labelled Allow remote administration of ClickView Publisher Service.
Tick this check-box to initiate the share creation process.
The share creation process will begin by requesting permission to create a share that will contain the ClickView Library database file. This share path will be specified in the Database UNC Path in the Publisher Details window.
Click Yes to allow the creation of the share, and a new message will appear confirming that the share has been created. Click OK to continue.
The second share to be created will contain the contents of your ClickView Library Data folder. This path will be specified in the Binary Data UNC Path box. Follow the prompts to continue the process.
The final share will contain the contents of your Publishers Local Cache folder. Proceed with creating the share by following the prompts.
Upon returning to the ClickView Publisher Details page, the Remote Administration check-box will be ticked and the UNC path for each share will be listed.
To restrict the access to the share to specific users, permissions will need to be configured. This can be done via the Shared Folder Management Console, which can be accessed by going to the Start menu and searching for fsmgmt.msc.
In the Shared Folders Management Console, select Shares in the left sidebar, then right-click on the ClickView$ share and select Properties. In the properties window, go to the Share Permissions tab and ensure that the group Everyone is given Full Control permissions to the share. Click OK to apply the changes.
Repeat this process for both the ClickViewData$ and ClickViewLocalCache shares.
NOTE: Because NTFS permissions override share permissions, it is perfectly acceptable to give the Everyone group Full Control share permissions, then fine-tune access using NTFS permissions. This will be addressed later in the next step.
In the properties window of each share, go to the Security tab and click on the Edit button. This will open the NTFS permissions window for the folder.
In this window, click on the Add button and a new window will open. In the textbox at the bottom of this window, enter the name of the group that will be accessing ClickView Publisher (Master) via other instances of Publisher. In this example, the group we are providing access to is G ClickView Managers. Click on the Check Names button to verify that the group name is correct and once it is validated click OK to continue.
The group you added in Step 4 will now appear in the permissions window. Select this group, then tick the Full Control check-box in the Permissions for <GroupName> section.
Click OK or Apply to confirm the changes.
IMPORTANT: Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for the other two shares.
Users within the group you have specified will now be able to remotely administer the ClickView Publisher (Master) instance using other instances of ClickView Publisher.