How to utilize the DAgent 'Failover' feature available in Deployment Server 6.9

Article:HOWTO26121  |  Created: 2010-05-17  |  Updated: 2013-06-05  |  Article URL
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How does one utilize the DAgent 'Failover' feature available in Deployment Server 6.9 beginning with version 6.9 SP4 (6.9.453)?

On a client machine Open Regedit and Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Client Service:

1. Create a New String name called "AlternateServer"  Enter a Value with the alternate server name.

2. Create a New DWORD called "ConnectTimeout" Enter a number Value which will in specify minutes which the agent needs to wait until attempting to connect to the alternate server.

Note: Once switched, the "AlternateServer" will remain as the primary Deployment Server until the alternate server becomes unresponsive. At that point the original Deployment Server will once again become the primary Deployment Server.

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