4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2015 12:42 PM by Frank Wils

    LANDesk96 SP2 Client

    Rookie

      I thought I read somewhere that LD96 SP2 Client have to be installed on the Core before updating the agents.  Is this true?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: LANDesk96 SP2 Client
          Frank Wils ITSMMVPGroup

          Hi,

           

          No. In general it is actually best practice to not have a LANDESK agent on your Core Server. You can run all actions you need from the LDLogon folder.

           

          Frank

          • 2. Re: LANDesk96 SP2 Client
            Henk Hillaert Employee

            Frank is correct, you don't need a SP2 Agent before upgrading the Core.

             

            Henk

            • 3. Re: LANDesk96 SP2 Client
              Rookie

              Hello Henk,

               

              Sorry, but perhaps I did not word my question properly.  I've already installed the LDMS 9.6 Core (a side-by-side upgrade from 9.5) and applied the "LD9.6 Core SP2" to it.  By the way, both installation files (LD9.6 Core and LD96 SP2 Core)  are self-contained extractors and once extracted, the Setup.exe is run from the respective folders.  There was no issue with the process.  The reason I mentioned this is because the "LANDEDK960-SP2-Cient.exe" also appear to be a self-contained extractor.  Which leads me to believe that it too, will have to be run on the Core.  Perhaps its updating some agent files or something - I'm not sure.  I wouldn't think that the extraction would take place on the individual clients.  But, I could be wrong.

               

              At any rate. I'm not clear as to what the documentation is saying and need clarification on how to get the clients updated with SP2.

              • 4. Re: LANDesk96 SP2 Client
                Frank Wils ITSMMVPGroup

                NO, the client.exe is used to update the agent software installed on your managed devices from base 9.6 to SP2. You can use this a Distribution package, but you can also download it via Patch Manager and deploy through there. All the files in the client.exe are included in the core.exe, so any new agent you deploy after installing the core.exe will contain the SP2 files.

                 

                so, to summarize:

                the core.exe needs to be installed on the LANDESK Core Server

                the console.exe needs to be installed on every computer you have the LANDESK Remote Console installed

                the client.exe needs to be installed on every managed device, or you push new agents out after installing the core.exe

                 

                Frank