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GUP configuration questions

Created: 08 Feb 2011 | 4 comments

I have some simple GUP configuration questions that don't seem to be specifically answered in the administration documentation.  I am after correct answers, not different interpretations of the text written... thanks.

1.  If the Use the default management server (Windows computers only) option and the Use a Group Update Provider option are both ticked, which one is tried first by the client PC getting the updates?

2.  What is the "default management server" when specifying the Maximum time that clients try to download updates from a Group Update Provider before trying the default management server:  Where is this "default management server" specified?

3.  Where is the time limit set to define "unavailable" in the following option (Optional) Specify the host name or IP address of a Group Update Provider on a different subnet to be used, if Group Update Providers on the local subnet are unavailable.  I first thought it may be the setting in question 2, but "default management server" <> "Group Update Provider"

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mon_raralio's picture

1. Default management server is always enabled.

2. Clients will first attempt to download from their assigned GUP until the time limit has been set without succeeding and will then get the updates from the SEPM server(s). This can be defined in the server priority. Policy Components - manamgenet server lists.

3. If you don't want them to not get updates from the server. Then you may configure multiple GUPs. Just select the option and define the parameters. It will treat the IP you input at the bottom as part of the list. It will first try the ones listed above and if that fails will try the one on a different subnet and if that fails will wait and try again from the top of the list after a set wait time.

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pete_4u2002's picture

great answers, however install RU6 MP2 versions on SEPM and GUP

VKalani's picture

1.  If the Use the default management server (Windows computers only) option and the Use a Group Update Provider option are both ticked, which one is tried first by the client PC getting the updates

 

Answer:

Group update provider. Infact, to be able to select group update provider option, the Default management server option must be seelcted. In the  Group update  provider settings, you then have option, whhther you want the clients to take updates from default maangemtn server or not, if GUP is not available.

 

2.  What is the "default management server" when specifying the Maximum time that clients try to download updates from a Group Update Provider before trying the default management server:  Where is this "default management server" specified? 

Answer:

The default mangement server is always the SEPM server.

 

3.  Where is the time limit set to define "unavailable" in the following option (Optional) Specify the host name or IP address of a Group Update Provider on a different subnet to be used, if Group Update Providers on the local subnet are unavailable.  I first thought it may be the setting in question 2, but "default management server" <> "Group Update Provider" 

 

Answer:

This  option is  to specify a client in another  subnet which the  clients  will look for  updates, if the  GUP on tyheir  local subnet  is not available. In multiple  GUP, if this option is  UNCHKED, clients will only  take  updated from GUP, if  it is in their own subnet

 

 

 

-VKalani

Ian_C.'s picture

Dear VKalani

2. What is the "default management server" when specifying the Maximum time that clients try to download updates from a Group Update Provider before trying the default management server: Where is this "default management server" specified?

Answer: The default mangement server is always the SEPM server.

Your answer does not address the situation of having multiple SEPM servers in your environment. What happens in that case?

3. Where is the time limit set to define "unavailable" in the following option (Optional) Specify the host name or IP address of a Group Update Provider on a different subnet to be used, if Group Update Providers on the local subnet are unavailable. I first thought it may be the setting in question 2, but "default management server" <> "Group Update Provider"

Answer: This option is to specify a client in another subnet which the clients will look for updates, if the GUP on tyheir local subnet is not available. In multiple GUP, if this option is UNCHKED, clients will only take updated from GUP, if it is in their own subnet

Again, your answer does not address the bold section above. How long after the main GUP is unavailable will the alternate GUP be contacted. Where is that time setting?

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