We love task server. It lets us get a near real-time task or job to machines, and pretty close to immediate feedback. We just have to be careful about what types of tasks we send.
Let's say you are needing to update the Altiris Agent from the 2386 version to the 2387 version. Being the Task Server expert, you decide a Software Delivery Task Server job is the best method to get it out there quickly.
This task is simple a software delivery job that uses the "Aexnsc.exe /reinstall" command line.
Now, after you distribute this task to all targeted client machines, all of the sudden, nearly all of those machines are constantly restarting the Altiris Agent Service.
And errors such as "Agent Altiris.ClientTaskAgent has not stopped", and "Unexpected error in ServiceMain: Unknown error" show up on the client, and errors such as Source: Altiris.ClientTask.*
Description: Dropping event (Resource: CWI-RTP-020-D, TaskInstance: 7d61d5e9-4500-4c39-8165-...