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Package Server needed for Deployment Site Server?

Created: 19 Jul 2012 | 1 comment

I had created a site server to just offload Monitoring and Task services off the NS to reduce the load on the NS. This worked great till we tried to deploy a update our client image and run the sysprep job. It turns out the Deployment Service wont install on a site server unless package server is installed. What a pain!

Now I have to waist storage to house the packages on this site server even though the NS and Site server are in the same site! PITA!

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mclemson's picture

Correct, you must have both task and package services installed on a site server in order to run the Deployment Task Handlers.  In 7.5, these are decoupled, so you can have a PXE server that only functions as PXE -- package can be obtained elsewhere.

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner