Installing CurrentWare on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Follow the 4 simple steps to get started on your CurrentWare setup on Google Cloud platform.

  1. Create a Google Cloud Platform virtual machine
  2. Configuring your VM to Accept CurrentWare Client Connections
  3. Install the CurrentWare Server
  4. Deploy the CurrentWare Clients

Step 1: Create a Windows virtual machine

  1. Log in to your Google Cloud Platform portal.
  2. In the Cloud Console, go to Compute > Compute Engine > VM Instances.
  3. Click Create instance.
  4. Enter instance name and set region.
  5. In the Boot disk section, click Change to begin configuring your boot disk.
  6. On the Public images tab, choose a Windows image.

  7. Click Select.
  8. In the Firewall section, Allow HTTP/HTTPS traffic

  9. Click Create to create the instance.

Connect to the VM instance by using RDP

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to the VM instances page.
    Go to the VM instances page
  2. Make sure a green check mark is displayed next to the name of your VM instance, indicating that the instance is ready.
  3. Click the instance name VM to open the VM instance details page.
  4. Under Remote access, click Set Windows password, and then click Set to create your account on the remote machine. This step generates a password for you. Make a note of the password or copy it to a secure temporary file.
  5. To connect to the remote instance by using the Chrome RDP app, click the RDP button.
    If you prefer to use an alternative RDP client, click the drop-down arrow next to the RDP button, and then select Download the RDP file. You can open the RDP file by using your preferred RDP client.
  6. When you’re prompted, enter the password you just generated, and then click OK.
  7. To accept the server certificate and log into your remote Windows instance, click Continue.
  8. When you’re prompted whether you want your computer discoverable by other PCs and devices on the network, click No.
  9. Close the Server Manager Dashboard if it is open.

Step 2: Configuring your VM to accept CurrentWare traffic

  1. Go to
  2. Go to VM Instance page and select the instance
  3. In the Network Interfaces section, click on View Details
  4. Select Firewall from left side menu
  5. Select Create Firewall Rule 
  6. Enter rule name as CurrentWare
  7. Set Direction of Traffic as Ingress.
  8. Set Action on match as Allow.
  9. Select All Instances in the network from Targets dropdown.
  10. Set Source IP ranges as
  11. Under Protocols and Ports section, select Specified protocols and ports
  12. Check TCP and add Port Range: 8989-8994,1433-1434
  13. Select Create.

Step 3: Installing the CurrentWare Server

Once you’ve set up your Google Cloud virtual machine and configured it to accept CurrentWare traffic, it’s time to install the CurrentWare Server. 

Step 4: Deploying the CurrentWare Clients

With the CurrentWare Server installed, you are ready to deploy the CurrentWare Client to your computers and have them connect to your CurrentWare Server. There are several ways to deploy the Client.

Note: during your client deployment, make sure you point your clients to the server using the static public IP address of your virtual machine.


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