# Getting started with TrueConf Room
# Installing and configuring TrueConf Server
Any video conferencing system includes not only client applications, but also a video conferencing server that facilitates data exchange between these applications. Before setting up TrueConf Room, you should start with the server side of the system.
In addition, TrueConf Server has a built-in gateway for meetings with video conferencing endpoints (via SIP and H.323 protocols) and IP cameras (via RTSP).
Below you can find information on how to connect to TrueConf Server licences.
Take the following steps to get started with TrueConf Server:
Install and launch the server by following the guide on our website.
Create an account for each meeting room. If you are planning to connect participants' personal devices (PCs, smartphones) to conferences or share content during a conference, you should create an account for each of these devices. The number of accounts is unlimited.
Test connection to the server by connecting to it from a client application. If you want the server and TrueConf Room to be in different local networks or communicate via the Internet using a router or NAT, configure appropriate addressing in the server local network and test connection to the server from outside the network.
# Launching TrueConf Room
Once TrueConf Room has been launched, the main screen will fill the entire desktop, overlaying other applications.
If TrueConf Room is installed on a PC with multiple monitor setup, you can move the main screen to one of the connected monitors. To do it, right-click the program icon in the taskbar and select the monitor in the Display menu item.
Use standard Windows hotkeys to close and minimize the screen.
When the main screen is closed, the TrueConf Room control panel also stops functioning.
# Logging in to the control panel
You can use one of the following options to enter the TrueConf Room control panel from your device:
Using a QR code. Scan a QR code with your smartphone or tablet camera. It contains an encoded link to enter the control panel. Follow this link.
Using a browser. You can find the access link next to the QR code. To enter the control panel, simply click on it or enter it into your browser.
If the link or QR code is not displayed on the main screen, please contact your administrator and ask to provide you with access to the control panel.
On the first launch, TrueConf Room control panel opens on the authorization page.
Click Change server in the right bottom corner of the authorization page.
Network settings page opens.
Select the type of server used and, if it is TrueConf Server, enter its IP address or FQDN.
Make sure that Connected to... is displayed next to the server network settings. If the connection attempt fails and Not connected status is displayed, please contact your system administrator.
Go back to the authorization page by clicking the arrow icon in the upper-left corner.
Enter the TrueConf ID created for the room on your TrueConf Server or in TrueConf Online and the password.