Most Clients Shown As 'Disconnected' in SEC 5.5.0

Hi folks,

We are running Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC) 5.5.0 on a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit) Server.

I have recently noticed that more than 50% of our client PCs to which Sophos Endpoint Security & Control has been deployed are shown as 'disconnected' in SEC. I have carried out a ping-sweep of the network and can confirm that most, if not all, of these PCs are actually powered on, connected to the network and working fine.

Only after I restart the Sophos Message Router Service on the client PCs do they then change their status to 'connected' in SEC. I have no wish to carry this task out on several hundred client PCs individually as you can imagine, so I'm hoping someone can possibly shed some light on what may be happening here and suggest a solution to this issue?

Many thanks,

John P

  • In reply to WorEen:

    I thought that this issue is related to CORBA as it was mentioned here and not DNS. The fact is that RMS was upgraded and the only workable workaround is to run scheduled powershell script that restarts rms service every morning on all clients because only restarted or shutdown/power on machines are affected.


    Regards, Rok

  • In reply to Rok:



    We are experiencing same problems, so I assume it is on going problem. What is the latest response from Sophos?