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Task/Package Server Working?

Created: 11 Dec 2012 | 1 comment

For SMP 7.1 SP2, I just set up a separate VM (Windows 2008 R2 Standard) with task and package services.  The SMC shows both components installed (albeit my Package Service has a warning with 5 invalid packages).  I currently don't plan on setting up separate sites in my hierarchy so haven't created any sites.  Must I do anything further in order for my new task/package server to be fully operational?  How can I tell whether task services have indeed been offloaded onto my new task/package server or not; or is the load still shared with the SMP server?

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andykn101's picture

Check IIS on your Task Server is configured correctly if it's IIS 7:

"Installing Task Server in IIS 7.0 or 7.5"

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO47804

And configure your sites to prevent too many clients connecting to the Task Server on the NS:

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

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

The 5 invalid packages are from Deployment Solution, if you configure DS correctly they should populate, if you don't need DS it doesn't matter.

There are filters (Filters > Computer Filters > Task Service Filters) in the console that tell you how many Task Agents are connected to each Task Server, you can use the <NSName> one as a target for a Task to reset task agent and run that weekly.

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