Task Server 7.0 SP1 Release Notes

Article:DOC1714  |  Created: 2008-11-25  |  Updated: 2009-01-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1714
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Installation Prerequisites and Upgrade Issues for Task Server

The following discusses prerequisites and upgrade issues for this release of Altiris Task Server.


Task Server computer requirements are as follows:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 
  • Windows 2000 SP4 or later 
  • Altiris Agent

Task Server minimum hardware recommendations are as follows:

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk space

Upgrade Issues

You must first install Task Server 7.0 SP1 before you can import any task information (such as tasks, jobs, task status, or task schedules) from Task Server 6.x. 

Ports used by Task Server

Task Server uses ports 50120-50124.

Known Issues for Task Server 7.0 SP1

The following are unresolved issues and workaround instructions for issues in this release:

 Known Issue Article ID
Tasks associated with jobs are not exported

When exporting or migrating a job from 6.0, you must first export or migrate all tasks associated with that job, and then you can export or migrate the job.

After cloning a job, the tasks and conditions still reference the originals

A cloned job is still referencing the original conditions, and changing the conditions in the clone will also change the conditions in the original.

Workaround: The job must be manually re-created.

"Fail Job if Any task fails" check box status not migrating

When migrating a job to 7.0, the "Fail Job if Any task fails" check box status is not migrated.

Workaround: Manually update the check box and save the job.

Task Status not returning properly on a replicated task

Workaround: Copy the URL for the task status page and open it in a new IE window.

Clients assigned to a 6.x remote task server are not migrated to 7.x

Workaround: Go to the Site Service UI and setup the servers manually.

Agent status not updating after server switch

Workaround: Use the Reset agent button to register with the Task Server, and then shut down and restart the agent.


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