The NetWitness Suite Administration Server (Admin server) is the back-end service for administrative tasks in the NW UI. It abstracts authentication, global preferences management, and authorization support for the UI. The Admin server requires the Config server and the Security server to be online to perform its role.
The Config server stores and manages configuration sets. A configuration set is any logical configuration group that is managed independently. The Config server facilitates the sharing of properties among services, provides configuration backup and restore facilities, and tracks changes to properties.