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Pointing the DAgent to Another Deployment Server

Created: 06 Aug 2008 • Updated: 06 Aug 2008 • 1 comment
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If you have created a Vista image using a Scripted OS Install task, then you most likely left the command line to install the DAgent: C:\DAgent\DAgent.msi /quiet server_tcp_addr=%DSSERVER% server_tcp_port=402 scripted_install=1 LAUNCHUI=FALSE

However, you have now created an image that will connect the DAgent to whatever Deployment Server the image was created on. If you are using multiple Deployment Servers and are trying to use the same image, obviously this will be an issue. To work around this, I created a task to run immediately after a Distribute Image Task in WinPE pre-boot automation, which switches the DAgent to the correct Deployment Server, by modifying the registry:

REM Point DAgent to correct DS

reg load HKLM\TEMP c:\windows\system32\config\software
reg add "HKLM\TEMP\Altiris\Client Service" /v DSIp /t REG_SZ /d "%DSSERVER%" /f
reg add "HKLM\TEMP\Altiris\Client Service" /v TcpAddr /t REG_SZ /d "%DSSERVER%" /f
reg unload HKLM\TEMP

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Will this work on windows xp as well?

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