Installation

Installation

You've finally gone and downloaded the archive containing the ServerGuard addon, and you're ready to roll with your fancy new administration modification. But now the only obstacle that stands in your way is actually getting it onto your server. You're presented with a ZIP file and no indication of what to do with it. Don't you worry ol' bean, installation is as simple as downloading it in the first place!

At this point, we're either assuming that you either have a rented Garry's Mod server, or you're hosting one yourself either on a dedicated box in Miami or on your old Pentium 4 computer in your mother's basement. Whatever the case may be, you need access to the garrysmod/addons folder in your game server's root directory.

Now let's get started. Once you have your copy downloaded, place it somewhere that you can refer back to easily. Our location of choice is the desktop, but C:\Windows\system32 works as well if you really want to make it hard for yourself (don't do this). We recommend [7-zip](http://www.7-zip.org/) as the software of choice for opening up archives and such (it's free!). When you open up the ZIP archive that you've downloaded, you should see a folder called serverguard. Depending on what archiving software you're using, you should be able to simply drag the folder onto your desktop to extract it. If you open the archive and you see folders like lua or materials, make a new folder on your desktop called serverguard and drag those folders into the folder you've just created (sometimes we forget to package the addon the same way - we're only human!).

With that serverguard folder sitting nice and tidy on your desktop - or wherever you've extracted it - you should be ready to throw it onto your server to get it up and running. Navigate to your server's addons directory (which should be somewhere like C:\Server\garrysmod\addons) and simply drop the serverguard folder into the addons folder. Give your server a full restart if you haven't already and you should be good to go!