I´m looking forward to seeing this solution.
Tnx Harris, that must be it. Although I'm not gonna install SQL server management studio just for that... i'll leave the tasks where they are.
Too bad McAfee didn't build such a feature in EPO.
I am not able to solve your problem, but in the future it might be better to work like this:
1. Create a new subgroup
2. On that group: create a Deployment task
3. Move the systems you want to upgrade to that group.
4. Once the upgrade is finished, you can move them back to their original group.
In that way you do not need multiple deployment tasks for your systems. You can manage them on group-level.
Also keep in mind that the policies on the deployment group should be the same as the original group, the systems were in. So multiple deplmyment groups might be needed.
Hope this helps.
I tried Lieven's method, but because I use AD synch the systems that got moved for tasks we're getting duplicated and put into Lost&Found and back in their original location, probably something to do with the tree ordering.
You cannot delete the task for a single system but you can modify it and disable it. Here is how:
- Logon to the EPO console
- Locate the machine in the system tree you wish to disable the task on and place a check next to the machine
- Select Actions | Agent | Modify Tasks on a Single System for EPO 4.5 or More Actions | Modify tasks on Single System for EPO 4.0
- Edit the task you wish to disable for this system
- Uncheck Task and schedule settings next to Inheritance
- Click on the Schedule tab
- Select Disabled | Save
I hope that helps!
I just read the original problem (tasks with duplicate names). The only solution here is to have an original task name for each system. My suggestion would be to incorporate the system name in the name of the deployment task. For example if you are defining a deployment task for a specific machine name the task "Deployment task for ClientA" if the machines name is ClientA.
I am creating tasks with unique names, but I did not want to clutter EPO with left behind tasks, if you know what I mean
Anyway, I'm leaving it the way it is now. Thanks.
I had the same issue to contend with. I decided to make a task at the top level of ePO but leave it disabled. I would then go to the individual systems and change the inheritance and enable the policy. This allowed me to go back and reset inheritance when the task was done thus cleaning up the tasks on the individual systems. In fact I still do this for my Windows 2000 systems because they can't install the 4.5 agent so I have the 188.8.131.524 in my repository as the previous version and I have a task to deploy that agent but it is disabled on all my systems except the Windows 2000 systems. When they are upgraded or replaced I can reset the inheritance on them to have them be like all my other systems.