A day out of the life of a System consultant. Today a customer called me, and he explained to me that his Deployment Solution was not functioning anymore.
First question I asked: Have you done anything on the server?
Answer: No, I only installed the new patches and Microsoft updates.
I got in my car and drove to the customer to see what was happening.
When a client booted into PXE boot and tried to connect to the express share, there was a statement that the password was invalid.
Entering the password gave an invalid disk error, and the machine rebooted.
Looking at the share, the security rights did not reveal the problem.
What happened? Below you will find the answer.
Microsoft has set his/her minds on a higher level of security. So they decided that it was necessary to put a security sign value to enabled.
This only happens on domain controllers. So if your Altiris Deployment Solution is on a domain controller, remember this article.
Go to start, programs and administrative tools.
Click on default domain security settings.
Go to the rule Microsoft network client, Digitally sign communications (always). Set this back to disabled.
Do this also on the default domain controllers security settings.
Reboot your server.
Now it works again.
Reading this article costs you 5 minutes. Today this costs me over 4 hours.