Task Servers are a great new addition to any CMS environment. They can add an "instant response" feel to nearly any task. Making sure that the remote variety of Task Servers are talking correctly is usually pretty easy. Sometimes, however, they appear greyed-out in the UI, and you just don't know why.
A little SQL statement can give you the data you need to know about their status right away.
This info is found in an Altiris KB article entitled:
Verifying Remote Task Server Registration
Find it at:
and get your Task Servers on the active track.