How to stop the Ghost Client's broadcast messages

Article:TECH107135  |  Created: 2000-01-03  |  Updated: 2003-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH107135
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Technical Solution

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Issue



The Ghost Client software, installed at the Ghost client computer, sends regular broadcasts to the network. You want to know how to disable these messages.


Solution



To disable the Symantec Ghost 7.5 Client in Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, stop the Ghost Console Service, Ngserver.exe. The broadcast messages will resume when you restart the service or restart the computer. See the document How to start and stop the Ghost service.


CAUTION: Symantec Ghost 7.5 has a Client Heartbeat feature that allows you to set the interval at which the Ghost Client sends broadcast messages to the network. Setting this value to zero stops the broadcast messages and prevents the client computer from working with the Ghost Console. Do not set the Client Heartbeat to zero. Doing so may prevent the Ghost Client from working. Resolving the problem may require several steps:
  1. Manually uninstalling the client
  2. Removing the client from Machine Groups in the Ghost Console
  3. Reinstalling the client locally at the client computer
  4. Adding the client to a Machine Group in the Ghost Console


Earlier Ghost versions
Ghost versions 7.0 and earlier do not allow you to disable the broadcasts. The only way to prevent the Ghost Client from sending the broadcast messages is to disable the Ghost Client software.
  • To disable the Ghost Client in Windows 95 or Windows 98, uninstall Ghost.
  • To disable the Ghost Client in Windows NT, stop the NG Client service. The broadcast messages will resume when you restart the service or restart the computer.






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