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Clients re-connecting to new server

Created: 20 Sep 2013 | 2 comments

I experienced a problem with my GSS server, so it being relatively new, I just clean-reinstalled WS2008 and reinstalled GSS 2.5 from scratch. I have a startup script in a GPO that installs the Ghost client on my PCs in this manner:

msiexec /i "\\server-name\ClientInstall\Client.msi" /q GHOSTINSTALLTYPE=Client GHOSTCONSOLESERVERNAME=

For a computer newly joined to the domain, this works great. For a computer that I had already joined to the domain that already has the Ghost client installed, this doesn't work and it can't connect to the server.

Is there a way I can get the startup script to install the Ghost client and actually find the re-built server?


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EdT's picture

Try uninstalling the existing Ghost client, ensuring that the registry is cleared of any remaining Ghost information, then reinstall the client.

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Dpak D's picture

Use a script to replace the old pubkey.crt file on the client as part of the earlier installation with the new pubkey.crt file from the fresh installation.

Location : Program Files(/x86)\symantec\Ghost (both on client and server )

Follow this copy task with the command ngctw32 -restart to restart the client services