2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2009 1:27 AM by dconan

    Incorrect content of preferredservers.dat

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      Hello,

      I set up a “preferred server” on my network and I set the CoreServer.
      When I cable application on a PC, the file preferredservers.xxx.dat is well established, but with the wrong content (
      1259063829? instead of the server name).

      If I replace the contents manually, the preferred server do his job, I checked into the database the server name is correct,

      so I suppose the problem is with the creation of the dat file.

      Has anyone already encountered this problem?

       

       

       

      Bonjour,

      J’ai mis en place un preferred server sur mon réseau et je l’ai paramétré dans le Core.

      Lorsque je télédistribue une application sur un PC, le fichier preferredservers.xxx.dat est bien créé, mais avec un mauvais contenu (1259063829? au lieu du nom du serveur).

      Si je remplace le contenu manuellement, le preferred server joue bien son role, j’ai vérifié dans la base de donnée que le nom du serveur est correct, donc je suppose que

      le problème vient bien de la génération du fichier dat.

      Quelqu’un a-t-il déjà rencontré ce problème ?

       

       

      Landesk 8.8 SP3

      1 CoreServer

        • 1. Re: Incorrect content of preferredservers.dat
          Employee

          The format of preferredserver.dat is something like this: 1259063829?server1;server2;server3

           

          The 1259063829 is a time stamp (11:57 GMT today). The time stamp appears to be optional. It's normally there but things seem to work without it.

           

          So what you got is an empty preferred server list, with only the time stamp. One way you'll get an empty list is your client is not in the preferred server's IP address range. Also, when you change preferred server settings, it may take up to a day before clients will use the new settings. Clients that have an existing preferredserver.dat keep using it until a local task that runs once per day deletes it. Try the following experiment: manually delete preferredserver.dat from the client again. Then do a distribution. The client will get a new preferredserver.dat and, unless it has the "wrong" IP address, your preferred server should be listed in it.

          • 2. Re: Incorrect content of preferredservers.dat
            Rookie

            Thank you for this clear and precise answer, I searched the forums a long time without success.
            After verifying, my address range was wrong.

            Thanks a lot.