The below verbiage comes directly from the BigFix 9.5 user guide. Unless I am miss understanding what it is saying the BES Server Plugin service does need to be installed first. You are correct on not having any computers subscribed to the site as of yet, but I don’t see why that would make the main supporting task be grayed out as they are meant to be run on the root server. I will try subscribing our root server to the site and see if that makes any difference.
"Before you can use the dashboard, you must deploy the tasks that are listed in the
Install Server Tools under the Software Distribution Setup node.
These tasks include:
- TEM Server: Install TEM Upload Maintenance Service for Software Distribution
- TEM Server: Upgrade TEM Upload Maintenance Service
- TEM Server: Register Download Plug-in for Software Distribution
Note: The TEM Server: Install TEM Upload Maintenance Service for Software
Distribution task is not relevant until the BES Server Plugin Service is installed on
the BigFix server. The BES Server Plugin Service task, which schedules other
services to run, must be run before any other setup tasks."