1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 13, 2011 4:59 AM by JoeBidgood

    Agent installed on clients automatically

      I'm at the point of upgrading to MA 4.6 for all clients, but would like to test it before I do so.


      There is something that I don't understand. When I setup a new client and let that machine join our domain, the MA is pushed automatically.

      I only have a deployment task for the VSE and not for the MA

      I'm afraid that all clients will receive an upgrade once I check in the new agent in the Master Repository.


      What else than a deployment task can cause this?


      (for your info, We're using AD sync)


      Kind regards,

      Rudi Beeres

        • 1. Re: Agent installed on clients automatically

          You can configure the actual AD sync task to push an agent to machines that are imported: you ca also have a server task configured to send an agent to machines (so for example I could havea task that queries for unmanaged machines and sends an install to them.)

          Finally there is RSD (Rogue System Detection) which you can configure to send an install to rogue machines.


          One very important point to note, though, is that the "send an agent install" mechanism is entirely separate from a deployment task configured to install an agent. The latter is a task run by the agent itself, so its purpose is to install an agent on machines that already have one installed: as such it is almost always used to upgrade existing agents. This means that if you don't have such a task configured, then checking in a new agent will not update your existing machines.


          HTH -