Allow access to your Windows Server 2019 machine

In order to use GameServerApp with your Windows Server 2019 machine, you need to allow remote communication with your machine. This allows the GameServerApp platform to access your server and execute commands. This is needed to install game servers and launch them at your request.

Important!
Is the Windows username you received from OVH/SoYouStart/Hetzner not identical to "Administrator"?
Follow the steps in this guide first: https://help.gameserverapp.com/article/152-configure-administrator-ovh-windows-server-2019-machine


All instructions below must be executed on the machine you want to host the game servers on.

1. Login with the "Administrator" account on your Windows Server 2019 machine.

To login on your machine, use a program like Microsoft Remote Desktop.
In this application you enter the IP, username (Administrator) and password you received from OVH/SoYouStart/Hetzner.

2. Open Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer and click the settings icon.

3. Internet Options

The Internet Options window will pop up. Navigate to Security -> Trusted sites -> Sites.

4. Whitelist GSA url

Add https://dash.gameserverapp.com to the trusted website list. Check the URL and hit Add.

5. Download GSA Install script

Download this file onto your server: Remote setup script.

6. Downloads folder

Open File Explorer and navigate to your downloads folder.

7. Run with Powershell

Right-click "setup-windows.ps1" and click "Run with PowerShell".

While the script is running, a window will appear that looks like this. DO NOT close the window. The script also installs all the latest Windows updates. Please be patient.

8. The script is done

Be patient!
Wait for the script to finish. It can take a while, depending on how quick your machine is. Wait for your machine to reboot!

When the script is done running. Your machine will automatically restart.
When it is back online, you can add it to GameServerApp!

Getting errors while running the script? Make sure you are logged in with the " Administrator" account! More info: https://help.gameserverapp.com/article/152-configure-administrator-ovh-windows-server-2019-machine

Configure game firewall (OVH / SoYouStart)

To prevent issues with your connection, please make sure to configure the OVH Game firewall or configure the SoYouStart Game firewall.