Old / Excessive Number Of Packages Locally Cached on the Management Server

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    Introduction

    You may notice that packages that have since been deleted from your Management Server Database are still present in the the following folder on your Management Server's local filesystem:

    C:\Program Files\AppSense\Management Center\Server\Web Site\Deployment\Packages

    Detail

    The folder in question is auto-populated with all the packages available in the Management Server Database - whenever a package is added to the database, the Management Server will then attempt to download said package to ensure it is available in the event that a client needs to download it.

    However, when a package is deleted from the database, the Management Server will not delete said packages as it is not designed to do so.

    To clean out any redundant entries in the Packages Folder, clear the folder down by deleting all locally saved packages, so that the server can re-build the contents of the Packages Folder using only what is stored in the database.This will not affect the contents of the database and all packages still stored within the database will remain there.

    NOTE: As of 8.6 onward, every configuration for our products will require two files to be saved in the Packages Folder; one will be an MSI, one will be in the configurations native format (AAMP / AEMP / APMP respectively) due to the addition of the "Install as Native Configuration Feature" in 8.6 of the AMC, so you can expect some variance in the numbers of packages in the database and in the Packages Folder.