How to install Leanides Client on Windows PC
To access the functions on the Leanides Server, the Client application must be installed on a Windows PC. The Leanides Client software application is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10.
When the Client software has been installed on a Windows PC, the hosts file on Windows will need to have an entry for the Leanides server IP address to connect with the VM. It is best to create a shortcut to your Windows hosts file so that the IP address can be changed manually. This allows labs to be set up for different subnets as required.
The Windows hosts file is at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and it can be edited manually with notepad. eg. An entry in the Windows hosts file for the Leanides server IP address would be:
Step 1. Download the Leanides Client Software Application from the Leanides website’s download page.
Step 2. Unzip the Leanides Client zip file and extract the contents to a local directory.
Step 3. Double click on the setup.exe file to install the Leanides Client Software.
Step 4. Complete the installation sequence as prompted.
Step 5. Double click on the launch icon that has been installed on the desktop to launch the Leanides Client Application.
Step 6. The Leanides Client Software application will start and you will be prompted to enter a License Key.
Step 7. Enter the License Key to complete the installation. You must be connected to the internet for the License key to be validated online.
Step 8. After the License key has been validated, the Client Software Application will open and you will see the Leanides splash screen as it loads.
Step 9. After the Leanides Client software application has loaded you will see the Toolbar and display window.
Step 10. Select Menu on the top toolbar and click Configure.
Step 11. The configuration page will open and you may enter the static IP address of the Leanides Server that you will communicate with on the network.
Step 12. When the server has been installed and configured you can test the network connectivity to the server by clicking Test on the top toolbar and selecting View Test Page.
When the Leanides Server VM can connect to your local PC over the Ethernet network, you will see the message below.
Step 13. From the left corner of the top toolbar select Main Console.
Step 14. From the top toolbar click on Connect.
Step 15. Type admin for both username and password and press [Enter]
You are now successfully logged into the Leanides Client Application console.