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Task Server Confusion

Created: 22 Feb 2013 • Updated: 22 Feb 2013 | 1 comment
Sean Templeton's picture

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around Task Server functionality and was hoping someone could answer a few questions.

1. I have several Site Servers configured with Task and Package Services and each have only that particular sites subnet assigned to it. For other locations (without a Site Server) with computers on subnets that have not been assigned to a site, will those computers just choose any Task Server available?

2. If I have a "Site Server 1" with only Package Service installed assigned to subnet 1, and then I have another "Site Server 2" with Package Service and Task Service installed assigned to a subnet AND the subnet of Site Server 1 (for Task purposes), will a package delivery to a computer on subnet 1 try to use Site Server 2 as the Package Server instead of Site Server 1?

3. Should a "Site" be created for the Notification Server and assigned it's own subnet? I did this and only assigned the subnet for the server which has very few systems but I still have computers from other subnets connecting to my NS.

Thanks.

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andykn101's picture

I suspect you might have read it but most of the answers are here:

"Best Practice: Managing Task Server Communications in 7.0 and 7.1"

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO48411

1. Yes. Reset Task Agent on a PC on a site with no Task Server and watch the log to see if there's any clue as to how it's working in your environment.

2. I don't think Task Service affects package downloads. So the client will just act like it has two pacakge Servers and use the fastest I think.

3. I think the only way round this is to schedule a Reset Task Agent Task on the Filter of Task Agents connected to the NS (Filters > Computer Filters > Task Service Filters)

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