3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2011 8:08 AM by JoeBidgood

    ePO Server Configuration

      Good Morning,


      I recently took over our ePO server admin duties and had a quick question.  Our ePO servers are currently in a stand alone configuration and not part of our active directory domain.  Is this the optimal configuration?  Or would it be better to add the servers to the domain?  We have two separate networks, one ePO (one per network) serves each network. 


      I'm currently having issues with some agents not communicating to the server.  I'm also unable to push agents from the ePO server, and was wondering if it would more optimal to add the server to the domain. 


      Thanks in advance.



        • 1. Re: ePO Server Configuration

          There's no requirement to have ePO in a domain, but it makes certain operations like pushing agents slightly easier. Generally speaking though it's not essential, although I would imagine the majority of users do have the server in a domain.

          The "agents communciating to server" issue is unlikely to be anything to do with the server not being in a domain - agent to server comms don't use any form of Windows authentication, so that's almost certainly not the cause.

          You don't have to be a domain member to push agents, but it makes things easier, especially if you're pushing across domains (as long as the domains have a trust relationship in place, of course.)


          HTH -



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          • 2. Re: ePO Server Configuration

            Thank you for the prompt response.  I'm hoping if I add the server to the domain, it will help in pushing agents from the server.  My client prefers this approach to agent installation instead of using SCCM or login script. 


            Thanks again,


            • 3. Re: ePO Server Configuration

              No problem

              Please be aware though that it's not a guarantee of success - there are a lot of things that can cause push installs to fail - but it will make life easier.


              Regards -