11 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2008 3:52 AM by ahe

    Adding a distribution share

    Rookie

       

      Guys,

       

       

      I would like to add an alternative distribution share to my main one...

       

       

      I am not sure how to configure this?

       

       

      My current share sits on a server that is over used....

       

       

      I have tried moving jobs to an alternative server but the jobs keep on failing...

       

       

      Im thinking I am missing something in the config of the core server?

       

       

      I have created a share and have defined the correct permissions but all jobs keep failing with an error that reads 'failed to download all components' or something similar?

       

       

      Any idea where to configure this?

       

       

      Thanks

       

       

      D

       

       

        • 1. Re: Adding a distribution share
          MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

          Take a look at this document to see how to setup preferred package servers.

           

          http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-1385

           

           

           

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          • 2. Re: Adding a distribution share
            Rookie

             

            Hi,

             

             

            Thanks for the information.....

             

             

            Just one more question if I may....

             

             

            We are a small company and do not have the resources to have the distribution share seperate from the core server.

             

             

            The core server has an old name that I want to change (but for the time being just want to use an alias for the server).... when I attempt to use this alias for the core server (add to this list of preferred servers) the authentication for the alias fails. This is also the case for any jobs I try to deploy using this alias.... I am thinking this must be configured somewhere in the OS of Windows 2003 server...

             

             

            Any ideas?

             

             

            Thanks

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            • 3. Re: Adding a distribution share
              MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

              I'm not quite sure why you would want to create an alias pointing to the current core server but under a different name.  If you are trying to use UNC then that isn't always that happy trying to authenticate to a server using a name that isn't actually the name of the server although http is normally quite happy doing that.

               

              In your first post it sounded like your server was too busy so you were trying to offload the work, but this request sounds different.  Am i misunderstanding?

               

               

               

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              • 4. Re: Adding a distribution share
                Rookie

                 

                Apologies I should explain myself better.

                 

                 

                We have two servers here an old deployment server and a core server.

                 

                 

                The old deployment server (also a file server) is getting hammered during the day. I want to offload the software deployment jobs from this server to the core server (as it generally does not do much).

                 

                 

                The IT before me decided to name all PCs and Servers PCxxx, so it is very confusing when trying to identify what is a PC and what is a server!!!

                 

                 

                We will eventually rename the core server to be <name> which is the alias I am trying to use for the software distribution jobs, etc.

                 

                 

                Hope this makes sense.

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: Adding a distribution share
                  MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

                  OK, understood now.  It is a long time since I tried to do this and it was in win2k and early XP days.  I seem to remember there being some settings that had to be changed on the server before it would accept connections under a name other than its own.    Best way to start is to take LANDesk out of the equation.  Can you set up an alias and map a drive to it under normal windows?  If you can't make that work then there is no point trying to make LANDesk work with it.

                   

                   

                   

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                  • 6. Re: Adding a distribution share
                    Rookie

                     

                    Yeah I can map to the share outside of server OS using the alias for the server

                     

                     

                    It is only on the actual server that I cannot make use of the alias which makes me think I have to configure something on the server... its just finding where it is....

                     

                     

                    I seem to recall doing this not so long ago in W2k server... in LANMANAGER in the registry but am not 100% sure where I did it!!

                     

                     

                    Trying to find a relevant doco on the net is difficult as defining this in a google search or something is hard

                     

                     

                    • 7. Re: Adding a distribution share
                      MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

                      Hate to say this, but isn't this a dead end anyway?  When you rebuild your server, aren't you going to have to redefine the location for all of your packages anyway?  If so, isn't it easiest to just set them up pointing to your core now and then change them when you rebuild?

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

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                      • 8. Re: Adding a distribution share
                        Rookie

                         

                        Yep I agree...

                         

                         

                        Only problem is god knows when this is going to happen!

                         

                         

                        The new name will be LDMS so I am trying to use this in the jobs.. LDMS is currently named PCxxx ... so I am slowly trying to move and create jobs using LDMS for the name... slowly migrating all jobs before the name change... because I dont see this being until at least 6 months down the line... and I need to start moving the jobs now...

                         

                         

                        I agree this is a pretty crap way of doing things but with the restrictions currently in place I see now alternative to doing this...

                         

                         

                        I could use the actual core server name but in addition to software deployment I also have a lot of image deployment scripts I would like to change now and not worry about them later...

                         

                         

                        I am sure this is just a security setting in the OS...just need to find it !!

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        • 9. Re: Adding a distribution share
                          rdm Apprentice

                           

                          You could try the following registry keys.  Please note that while this may work, I do not know if it will cause any security issues.  You may also need to reboot the server.  Depending on how you are using the share (UNC or HTTP), you may only need one of these.

                           

                           

                          HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters, DisableStrictNameChecking (REG_DWORD) = 1

                          for more info:  http://support.microsoft.com/?id=281308

                           

                           

                          HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa, DisableLoopbackCheck (REG_DWORD) = 1

                          for more info:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          • 10. Re: Adding a distribution share
                            MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

                             

                            That should do it and if it doesn't then give up and live with the server name until you get your new server.

                             

                             

                             

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                            • 11. Re: Adding a distribution share
                              ahe Expert

                               

                              Hello,

                               

                               

                              these are the registry settings:

                               

                               

                              "BackConnectionHostNames"=...

                               

                               

                               

                              "DisableStrictNameChecking"=dword:00000001

                              "OptionalNames"=...

                               

                               

                              And sometimes you need the following command line to register the aliases (you need local admin rights and DNS rights)...

                               

                               

                              setSPN -A HOST/<your alias> <your server name>

                               

                               

                              Regards

                              Axel