Environment: Windows 2003 Native AD ePO 188.8.131.520 Enterprise Edition on Windows 2003 Roughly 700-900 machines on the network.
I've added seperate sites for all the domains in AD (currently 5) When i add a machine to the domain, shouldn't ePO detect it within a few minutes and deploy the agent, then push out the VirusScan?
The agent seems to be pushed out ok, but then i've waited for VirusScan to get pushed for days, it never does. It works for some machines and not others....!?!?! Policy enforcement interval 60 minutes Agent to Server communication interval 120 minutes
Have you checked the "Run at every enforcement intervall" option in the properties of this task ? If not this task will only run on clients which are powered on at exactly 2:00p.m.
If you want an immediate installation best set this task to "Run once" and check the "Run missed task" option. Then also set the "Run at every enforcement intervall". Be careful as the last option will make the client connect to its repository at every policy enforcement intervall which is by default 5 minutes. This will generate approx. 160 kb per client per connection.
The Run Task at every policy enforcement interval is now checked, it wasn't before. The Policy enforcement interval is set to 60 minutes and the Agent to Server Communication is set to 120 minutes. Do those seem like optimal settings?
Here's an updated screen shot. Should i uncheck the randomization? I also changed the time to 12:30pm since that's when most people are out to lunch so somewhat less taxing on the network.
But if you want an immediate installation of Virusscan 8 after pushing out the epo agent you will have to set these settings:
Scheduled task: "Run once" Option: "Missed task enabled" No randomization Start at 00:01 o´clock Enable "at every policy enforcement intervall"
As the epo agents will not connect all at the same time there is already a "randomization" for the install.
The problem with the "Daily" setting is that this task will be executed the NEXT day even if the missed task option is enabled. So for newly installed ePO agents it will take till the next day 12:30 (or later if they switch on after 12:30) to install VS8.