Altiris Agent push errors

Article:TECH13407  |  Created: 2006-04-05  |  Updated: 2014-01-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH13407
Article Type
Technical Solution



Issue



When pushing the Altiris Agent has failed, you see an error similar to the following samples in the Notification Server Logs or in LogViewer:
  •  Failed to copy Altiris Agent install service.
  •  No network provider accepted the given network path
  •  The network path was not found.
Sample log errors:

Process: aexsvc.exe (280)
Thread ID: XXXX
Module: AltirisNativeHelper.dll
Source: Altiris.NS.Utilities.RemoteServiceMgr
Description: Failed to copy the eXpress Client service to \\XX.XX.XX.XX\ADMIN$\AeXSWDInstSvc.exe. Error:The network path was not found.
This type of failure can occur if a client push is currently in progress or has completed but some files are still locked. This problem can typically be solved by rebooting the computer

Process: aexsvc.exe (280)
Thread ID: XXXX
Module: AltirisNativeHelper.dll
Source: Altiris.NS.Utilities.RemoteServiceMgr
Description: Failed to copy the eXpress Client service to \\XX.XX.XX.XX\ADMIN$\AeXSWDInstSvc.exe. Error:The process cannot access the file "\\XX.XX.XX.XX\ADMIN$\AeXSWDInstSvc.exe" because it is being used by another process. This type of failure can occur if a client push is currently in progress or has completed but some files are still locked. This problem can typically be solved by rebooting the computer

Process: aexsvc.exe (280)
Thread ID: XXXX
Module: AltirisNativeHelper.dll
Source: Altiris.NS.Utilities.RemoteServiceMgr
Description: Failed to copy the eXpress Client service to \\XX.XX.XX.XX\ADMIN$\AeXSWDInstSvc.exe. Error:Access to the path "\\XX.XX.XX.XX\ADMIN$\AeXSWDInstSvc.exe" is denied.

 


Error



 

  • Failed to copy Altiris Agent install service.
  •  No network provider accepted the given network path
  •  The network path was not found.

 


Environment



Notification Server 6.x and 7.x

Notification Server 7.1

SMP 7.5


Cause



Agent Push failures can be caused by the following items:

  1. The Admin$ share is not accessible.
  2. Simple file sharing is enabled on XP clients.
  3. DNS is not resolving names correctly.
  4. Windows Firewall is enabled on the client computer (could not ping the client from the Notification Server).
  5. The computer does not have a status of "active" in the console.

Solution



  1. At the computer where you want to install the Altiris Agent:
    • Verify that the Admin$ share defined and accessible. Right-click the My Computer icon and click Manage. In the Computer Management window, click System Tools > Shared Folder > Shares. In the right pane, verify that the ADMIN$ share is displayed. If it is not, you will have to create it with the shared path C:\Windows.
    • Make sure that Simple File Sharing is disabled. Open My Computer and click on Tools > Folder options > View tab, then scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck the option Use simple file sharing.
    • Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned off. Click Start > Control Panel > Security Center. In the Manage security settings for section, click Windows Firewall. When the Windows Firewall window appears, click Off and then click OK.
  2. At the Notification Server, using the credentials that will be used to push out the Altiris Agent:
    • Try to access the Admin$ on the client computer by clicking Start > Run and typing \\computername\ADMIN$.
    • See if DNS is working properly by pinging the client computer.  Open a command window and enter:

            ping -a <IP address>

      If DNS is working properly, the "-a" should cause the correct Computer Name to be returned as follows:

            Pinging <Computer Name> [IP address] with 32 bytes of data.

      If the computer cannot be pinged and you cannot access the Admin$ share, it is likely a DNS issue and will need to be handled by the network admin for the network affected.
  3. If the target machine is Server 2003, ensure the guest user account is enabled

 



Legacy ID



21574


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