Task Server 7.0 SP2 Release Notes

Article:DOC1785  |  Created: 2009-03-13  |  Updated: 2009-03-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1785
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Description



Build number 7.0.4248

Task Server is an infrastructure component that provides task sequencing and automation for Altiris Solutions. The functionality is similar to what Deployement Solution provides with its Job engine, but it is built on the Notification Server infrastructure allowing the rest of hte Altiris Solution catalog to take advantage of its powerful features.

This component is part of the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP2. For release notes, see knowledgebase article 46035.

This document contains the following topics:

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Installation and upgrade

Prerequisites

Task Server computer requirements are as follows:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0
  • 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

New installation

You can install this product by using the Symantec Installation Manager. You can download the installation files directly to your server or you can create offline installation packages.
For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide (knowlegebase article 45732).

Upgrade

You can upgrade this product from 6x versions if you run the Symantec Installation Manager on a Notification Server 6x computer. To upgrade from the 6x version, you must first upgrade your 6x Notification Server to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 or later.
For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide (knowlegebase article 45732).

Ports used by Task Server

Task Server uses ports 50120-50124.

Installation and Upgrade issues

The following issues are known issues related to installing and upgrading this product. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
Install Task Server 7.0 SP2 before importing task information

You must first install Task Server 7.0 SP2 before you can import any task information (such as tasks, jobs, task status, or task schedules) from Task Server 6.x. 

   

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Fixed Issues in this Release

The following are previous issues that were fixed in this release. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
Two tasks that share the same shared schedule cause exception and only 1 task runs

  1671136
Client task agent immediately retries to connect with server in cases where the connection with the server is dropped, creating a race condition

 47324 1655363

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Known Issues in this Release

The following are known issues for this release. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
Users are not logged off when a power control task is applied on Vista and win2k8

Workaround: There is no known workaround at this time.

47552 1647317
Unable to stop a schedule from running without deleting it

1646960
All reports from Task Server are not localized

1648226
Client Task Agent attempts to register with the server during a stop request

1649087
Need to be able to force clients to not look to the NS task server if the task server they are assigned to goes down

1649748
Client Task Agent not respecting an enforced Total blockout on the Altiris Agent

1641622
Created tasks are moved to Jobs and Tasks\System Jobs and Tasks\Notification Server folder

1647346
Error when viewing task details

1649330
Task Agent cannot register when server hostname cannot be resolved on client

1649777
Task computers and devices should have device filters to simplify searching

1649972
Jobs are shown in the Create New Task dialog

1649440
Details on error message too verbose for the customer on controlling services on task agent

1641583
On resource merge, the task scheduled on original Resource does not get executed

1649888
In Client Job, Advanced option and Save not visible

1670032
Monitor Selected Devices - Quick add is showing Other Device

1650158
Status not returned from tasks run that are replicated from a client task schedule

1647798

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Legacy ID



46065


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1785


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