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Managed Package creation.

Dear All,

 

Would you please assist to create a managed Package such has I've 4 locations with SUM for each location.

I need to build a package which will contain all configurations along with machine to move to the right OU / Group automatically and fetch secondary location account credentials.

Please advise for the Parameters to use.

Thanks in well Adv.

Regards

Faisal Raza

  • Hello Faisal,

    it shouldn't be too hard using the GUI.
    4 locations with SUM for each location
    of course you'd need (at least) one package per location as the Primary location should point to the appropriate SUM.

    the right OU / Group
    there's no OU as far as SEC is concerned. You can specify a group using the -G "\<nameofserver>\<Groupname>" switch in the Additional setup parameters field.

    Christian

  • In reply to QC:

    Hi QC,

     

    Should this be shown as below screenshot ?

     

     

    Regards

    Thanks again :)

  • In reply to Faisal Raza1:

    Hello Faisal,

    this looks ok, shouldn't be too hard to test.

    Christian

  • In reply to QC:

    Thanks QC,

    Always your prompt support helps a lot and appreciated by heart :)

    Thanks again.

     

    I've 2 more questions whenever you have time to answer please :)

     

    1. What's the best practice to have Active Directory synchronized setup and how it would be as different OUs, separate for each region / location?

    2. Is there a tool that can be used to clean up the old machines such as not communicated more than 90 days or a list from CSV or TXT file.

     

    Thanks in well advance.

    Regards.

    Faisal

  • In reply to Faisal Raza1:

    Hello Faisal,

    Active Directory synchronized setup
    you can optionally use Active Directory Synchronization (with or without automatic deployment).
    Please note that AD Sync

    • exactly mirrors the complete container (OU) structure below a synchronized OU
    • enumerates and synchronizes all Computer objects in the OUs (filtering is not possible)
    • might (still) cause issues if Sophos is installed before the computer is joined to the domain
    • if using automatic protection does not retry the install once it has failed

    clean up the old machines
    there's a tool - PurgeDB.exe

    Christian