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PREDATOR Administration tool

The PREDATOR Administration program is located in Start Menu / All Programs / Predator / Predator Admin.

Administrator privileges are required, so Windows opens the User Access Control dialog if this feature is enabled on your computer:

Windows UAC dialog

Click the Yes button to obtain the administrative rights.
Then the PREDATOR Administration window is loaded:

the PREDATOR Administration program

User administration

Name

You can reset the PREDATOR password of a user if he has forgotten it: just select the user whose password will be reset in the this dropdown list and click the "Reset Password" button. When this user will run PREDATOR, he will be prompted for a new password.

Reset Password button

Click this button to reset the PREDATOR password of the user selected in the "Name" dropdown list.

Reset Settings button

This button restores all settings of the selected user to their default values, including his schedule, clears his password and revokes all his keys.
When this user will run PREDATOR, he will be prompted to enter a new password and to register a new key.

Import Settings button

Click this button to select the settings file which will replace the selected user's settings.

See How to copy the settings of a user to another for more information.

Export Settings button

Click this button to select the file into which the selected user's settings will be saved.

See How to copy the settings of a user to another for more information.

Reset Schedule button

This button restores the schedule of the selected user to its default values, leaving all other settings unchanged.

Import Schedule button

Click this button to select the schedule file which will replace the selected user's schedule.

See How to copy the schedule of a user to another for more information.

Export Schedule button

Click this button to select the file into which the selected user's schedule will be saved.

See How to copy the schedule of a user to another for more information.


Safe Mode shield administration

Enable Safe Mode shield

Check this option to enable the Safe Mode shield. It will prevent unauthorized users to work with the computer after booting in Safe Mode.

Important: This feature may lock you out from your computer if used incorrectly.

Read the Safe Mode Protection help topic before enabling this feature.


Passkey administration

Passkeys are used to facilitate the setup of PREDATOR: when passkeys are enabled, any unregistered USB flash drive which has been initialized with the Key Manager will be automatically registered as a new PREDATOR key.

To enable passkeys on your computer:

To disable passkeys on your computer:

Show ID

Check this option to display the Passkey ID text, which is hidden by default.

Passkey ID

Enter a password in this field. It must match the password that has been entered in the "Passkey ID" of the Key Manager when the passkeys were created.

Read the Key Manager help topic for more information.

End date

Enter an expiration date in this field. After this date, your passkeys will no longer register automatically.

Update button

Click this button to save the passkey information.


Service administration

Status

This field shows the status of the PREDATOR Access Control Manager service

Start ACM button

If you get an error message saying that the Predator ACM service is not responding when you try to start PREDATOR, then verify the "Service Status". If it is stopped, click this button.

Stop ACM button

Click this button if you need to stop the Predator ACM service for performing maintenance tasks on your computer.