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How can I automate a server task to kick off when a system checks in?

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I am in the process of migrating my systems from our old ePO server to our new ePO server. I have most of the systems already transferred, but I keep getting a few stragglers that have old agents that want to check into the old ePO server. These are mostly laptops that are only online a short amount of time. I have a server task that runs a query that return all the managed systems, and then runs a subtask of transferring the system. I have this task running once an hour, but ideally, I would like to have this task run as soon as a system checks in on the old sever to maximize my chances of catching a system while it is online. I had thought about using the automatic response to kick off the server task once a system is detected, but I am not sure if that is the best option, or even if it is going to work. Can anyone give me any help here on how I can set this up so that systems will transfer as soon as they check in on the old ePO server?
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Re: How can I automate a server task to kick off when a system checks in?

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You might want to then look into using EEDK.  You can wrap the new server's agent in eedk, check it into your old epo server and set up a run immediately deployment task on the old server to push out the new agent that way. 

https://community.mcafee.com/community/business/toolexchange

I have used that method many times with much success.  You would basically put as the command to run:

framepkg.exe /install=agent

 

 

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If the system is already marked for transfer, re-running a task to mark it as such won't help.  I would suggest deploying an agent to your stragglers from the new epo server.

 

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That would be problematic.  Most of the machines that I am seeing are online only for brief intervals.  I can't deploy an agent from the new server because I would have to be very lucky to catch the laptops while they are online.

It is for this reason that I am looking for a way to kick off the server task the moment that a client system checks in with the old ePO server.

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You might want to then look into using EEDK.  You can wrap the new server's agent in eedk, check it into your old epo server and set up a run immediately deployment task on the old server to push out the new agent that way. 

https://community.mcafee.com/community/business/toolexchange

I have used that method many times with much success.  You would basically put as the command to run:

framepkg.exe /install=agent

 

 

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 my ignorance on this, what is EEDK?

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Sorry, I forgot that link didn't lead you to it.  I will update the KB where I got that.  Anyway, eedk is a tool that can package up scripts, installers, etc, that can be checked into epo for deployment.  Check this link - there is more info there.

https://community.mcafee.com/t5/Documents/ePO-Endpoint-Deployment-Kit-9-6-1-Enterprise-Edition/ta-p/...

 

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I downloaded and ran the eedk, but I am just getting an error that -Build:"" does not exist.eedk.jpg

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Go to tools and specify a build folder location.  I typically create a source and build folder and point it to those.  Be sure you download the 2 required dll's and put them in same directory as eedk.

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Were you able to get eedk package to work?

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Yes, I was able to create a package and check in that package on my old ePO server.  Thank you for your help.

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