First my setup and migration plan.
i have two servers. An old one 2008R2 and a new 2019 to which i want to migrate. Both servers running fine, have same identity and so on.
The RMS is still configured to point to the new server on the old one 2008R2. I only need to start a new "setup call" , so the clients move automatically to the new server.
I don't want to use a domain-admin account to reinstall manually from the console.
The automatic setup for "clean" clients is done by an client computer startup script set via GPO. Works perfect.
I'am waiting for 2 months now, for a new Sophos client release newer than 10.8.11. This would result in a smooth automatic migration. But this does not happen! So i need an other method to trigger a (onetime) Client setup. This should run automatically.
Any suggestions are welcome
The RMS is still configured to point to the new server on the old one 2008R2how did you configure it? RMS reinitialization isn't triggered by a version change. A changed mrinit.conf in the root of the CID won't be considered by existing endpoints. OTOH endpoints will pick up changes in the \rms subfolder with the next update check.
yes the mrinit.conf ist modified to point to the new server. How to modify the \rms subfolder to trigger the migration?
the proper procedure for configuring the CID is described in this article (although it's about message relays).
Forgot to add, you might want to point the endpoints to the new update location first and do the RMS reconfiguration on the new server.
it works! Many thanks