7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2015 3:31 PM by Alex.Richardson

    Trying to capture an image

    Rookie

      I'm running 9.6 SP1 on a test network trying to capture a Windows 7 64bit image. Do I need to need to set up a Preferred server or am I fine with just the Core?

        • 1. Re: Trying to capture an image
          Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

          You need a preferred server entry for the server that has the share where you are trying to write the image to. LDMS will use this entry to provide credentials for the client to connect to the share on this device.

           

          If this is the source location only and wont be used as a full preferred server you can enter a dummy IP range so this entry will only be used for the connection credentials.

          • 2. Re: Trying to capture an image
            kesch Specialist

            Hi alex

             

            You could set up the core as preferred server and let the ip range empty, don't you?

            • 3. Re: Trying to capture an image
              Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

              Yes it is very common to setup the core as a preferred server but this is for the clients to have credentials to use to connect to a UNC share on the core. If your share you are writing the image tois on the core then it must be setup as a preferred server.

              By adding a dummy IP it just means the core wont be tried as an actual preferred server. If you start using HII the location of these drivers must be on a preferred server which by default is the core as well.

               

              What I mean by that is every time a client needs a file through LANDesk it checks its local cache,then it's peers, then for a preferred server then back to the source. As the core would be the source we don't need it to be a preferred server as well. What can happen is as you start using prefered servers more widely there is a chance a client could connect to the wrong locations preferred server. By limiting the IP ranges we can stop this from happening.

              • 4. Re: Trying to capture an image
                Rookie

                Thanks for all your help! I have set up the core as the preferred server with a dummy IP range as you suggested. Would I need to set up a replicator as well? I wouldn't think so since the Core and Preferred server are one in the same.

                • 5. Re: Trying to capture an image
                  kesch Specialist

                  No, you don't have to replicate it. Only if you have a preferred server, which is not the core server.

                  • 6. Re: Trying to capture an image
                    Rookie

                    Thanks everybody for the help. I was able to successfully capture an image this afternoon!

                    • 7. Re: Trying to capture an image
                      Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

                      As kesch said the replication is only needed for real preferred servers to get an identical file and folder structure on the remote preferred server which is required for this to work correctly but in your case its only used for authentication purposes.

                       

                      Glad to hear its working for you.