Hello, Next, we will be moving to a new domain, so that will include the Safeboot Administration V4.2 server. The server will also get a new ip adres. Now, I have read that you will just need to modify the SDMFG.ini on the server and client side (our laptops are not in a domain), but the file does contain a server key. Is this key identical in every file, so I can just distribute a new identical file to each client?
you as you say need to modify the sdmcfg.ini on EVERY client with the new DNS name (please don't use IP!).
the best way is to distribute a new SCM.ini/SDMCFG.ini MERGE ini's to all machines to add a new connection for the new location of the server (the key will stay the same). Then, clients will continue on the old box until you've distributed the file, then move to the new one.
remember you'll have to monitor the audit of the machines to catch the ones which don't get the update, and thus get disconnected.
Unfortunately, our laptops are not in a domain, we cannot reach them, so I'll have to instruct our users to execute a batch file (other files will need to be updated to). This will be done after the migration, if laptops do not sync immediately after the migration, this is not a big problem, it will still work.
Are you sure I can use a hostname instead of an ip adres? If I change the SDMCFG.ini on a client and use the hostname, while syncing it gives me an error message Unable to convert a host name to an ip adress.
Yes, you can use the hostname, and should - that way if the IP address changes (which is usually more likely that the hostname), nothing needs to be done on the clients, just update DNS.
Second, it doesn't matter that the systems aren't on a domain - when you update the INI files in the FileSet, they will get distributed to the clients on first synch. Just make sure you don't have the option selected not to synch files!