Radia - General Discussions

 
 
Laura Prieto
Method error when I try to deploy a package.
The package is a .exe, and I try to deploy this .exe with scripts .cmd and vbs. Inside de cmd I have the command line in order to install the setup.exe. The command line works perfectly alone, but when I try to deploy the package with the agent, it gives me an error: Method error. I don't know what is the problem. Could you help me please?
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Douglas Davis
Looking for best practices of un-installing a Radia Agent
Folks, I’m looking for the best practices for un-installing a Radia agent. On these specific machines, they will not be upgraded a newer version of Radia, but will be imported into a homegrown patch distribution tool only. These devices are used in a Dyno cell environment and are isolated from the corporate network but have their own private non-routable network. Anyway, I need to see if there are best practices related to un-installing the radia agent.
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Douglas Davis
EDM attribute (edmusers)
I'm planning an upgrade from 7.8 to 9.2 and I noticed that a new edm attribute is in the ldif file labeled as edmUsers. Our schema was extended in version 4.2 in which it wasn't there. So the question I have is it required? We don't deploy services based on users. I think the answer is no, but I'm looking to confirm.
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Douglas Davis
9.2 SQL Database
I noticed in 9.2 when you install a core server, the default configuration of the dda file is for core.dda.cfg and patch.dda.cfg to use the same DSN. Is this normal? I though in previous version that it was recommended to keep Inventory and patch separate? I'm planning an upgrade so I need to understand what the recommendations for patch and RIM. Any thoughts?
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Brian Jakubowsky
Tomcat.exe and mysqld-nt.exe on FSS
Can someone explain why/how the MySQL and Tomcat process are used on a Full Service Satellite. I had always understood these where part of the Core. However, I am seeing a bunch of stuff with netstat showing there is internal communication between some of these components during client connect. (SATLRCCDLIN549 is 127.0.0.1/localhost). I am running 9.1. TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50604 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50605 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50607 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50608 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50609 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50610 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50611 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50612 ESTABLISHED [mysqld-nt.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:3479 SATLRCCDLIN549:50613 ESTABLISHED [tomcat.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:50605 SATLRCCDLIN549:3479 ESTABLISHED [tomcat.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:50607 SATLRCCDLIN549:3479 ESTABLISHED [tomcat.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:50608 SATLRCCDLIN549:3479 ESTABLISHED
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Jeroen Peereboom
runappmgr versus radntfyc on Linux (newby) (withdrawn)

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Ekuberems
Finalizing Patch Installation Taking Long
I have patched around 40 machines in our environment using RCA but I want to know why the finalizing patch installation takes too much time. Also need to know about why I am getting too much errors on
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James Longo - EU
Anyone get the March wsusscn2.cab file yet?
The wsusscn2.cab file being acquired in my lab is currently dated Feb 9th. Seems like someone at Microsoft is sleeping on the job again.
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Ekuberems
Patching Compliance Reports
HI Team, I need to know that after I patched machines through RCA then how much time will it take to reflect the status into the patch compliance reports. Thanks & Regards Sumant Kulkarni EMS Team|Polaris Ph: 022-27595658
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Ekuberems
Audit Connect Command To be Run Manually
Hi Team, Can anyone guide me what command needs to be executed in client machine to run the audit connect from client machine. also I have one more query that if the IP address of client machine is changed after installing RCA client then will the machine audit happen ? Thanks & Regards Sumant Kulkarni EMS Team|Polaris Ph: 022-27595658
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bhavani
CAE 9.1
HOW to deploy audit and software policy using CSDB editor
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James Cravens
Radia Patch Manager 9.0 and acquiring Java updates
I see that Radia 9. that we can setup acquisitions for JAVA update... how the documentation is sierioursly lacking... where can I find this information and is accelerite supporting as intended. JC
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Naveen Punj
Radia 7.9 OS deployment failed : FILE OPERATION ERROR
Getting "File Operation error" while customizing OS installation. Below is the error i am getting in xxxx.all file : 20160215 10:27:31 Error: handleUnattend(W): X:\work\unattend-subst.tcl failed on substitution in unattend.xml: namespace is urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend Unexpected tokens (beyond end)! for 'unsettings[@pass='oobeSystem']uncomponent[@name='Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup']unAutoLogonunDomain' Parsed symbols: 0 WCARDNAME 0 0.000 9 unsettings 1 LBRACKET 0 0.000 10 2 ATTRIBUTE 0 0.000 15 pass 3 EQUAL 0 0.000 16 4 LITERAL 0 0.000 28 oobeSystem 5 RBRACKET 0 0.000 29 --> 6 WCARDNAME 0 0.000 40 uncomponent 7 LBRACKET 0 0.000 41 8 ATTRIBUTE 0 0.000 46 name 9 EQUAL 0 0.000 47 10 LITERAL 0 0.000 78 Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup 11 RBRACKET 0 0.000 79 12 WCARDNAME 0 0.000 98 unAutoLogonunDomain while executing "$root selectNodes $searchpath" ("foreach" body line 20) invoked from within "foreach subdata [split $substitutedata \n] { if {$::debug} {puts "subdata $subdata"} if {[string length $subdata] == 0} { continue } set goodst..." (file "X:\work\unattend-subst.tcl" line 567) invoked from within "source {X:\work\unattend-subst.tcl}" 20160215 10:27:31 Error: File operation error.
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Brian Jakubowsky
CSDB Soft Lock on Single Domain DCS Sync
Does anybody know off the top of their head if when you do a single domain DCS sync if it soft locks the entire DB? I am kicking around an idea where we could/would sync one domain more than our normal once a day full DCS sync (maybe hourly). However, I don't want it to soft lock the SOFTWARE domain as we could be doing imports.
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Nathan Truitt
Radia OS Manager 9.1 winpe.wim support for HP 600 G2 models
We are using OS Manager 9.1 to deploy our Windows 7 images. With the version 7 winpe.wim supplied with the 9.1 product we can build the HP 600 G1 model PC just fine. The G2 models lose network connectivity as soon as WinPE is loaded. We have tried injecting the latest network drivers into the current winpe.wim but it doesn't seem to help. Testing done by our workstation team seems to indicate the drivers for the G2 may be supported in WinPE 10 but not 7. Is anyone else having issues building new models with OS Manager?
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Ekuberems
Packaging Pl-SQL developer Steps Required
HI All, I need to create a package of PL-SQL developer Software Package for remote deployment. Can anyone share steps to create the same. Regards, Sumant Kulkarni
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Ekuberems
Getting Error While Packaging exe in installation monitor mode
HI Team, I am trying to package a exe setup of google chrome but i am getting error while promoting the objects. the error is PromoteObjectError(150) after which the files are not promoted. i got the solution for this on link https://support.accelerite.com/hc/en-us/articles/202091560-Tips-for-using-HP-CAE-Installation-Monitor-Mode?input_string=installation%20monitor%20mode . this article asks to exclude PSL or HPCAE directories from getting scanned. But im not getting any option for excluding these folders. Please can any one clarify me this. Thanks & Regards, Sumant Kulkarni
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Tony Rodal
reset software connect daily time

When I look in the radstate.log file (ZTIMEQ OBJECT) on a couple of computers the software connect daily is set to the following ZSCHDEF = [DAILY(19991010,00:00:00)] so the client doesn’t connect unless I force a software connection. Is there a way to reset the daily software connect time without having to reinstall the Radia 9.1 client? 

 

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Brian Jakubowsky
Batch Publisher - 255 character path limit?

Can anyone confirm or deny that there is/was a 255 path limit in the Batch Publisher? I think I remember this from long ago. It used to be a Windows problem. Now Windows addressed it, however, I think utilities still needed to be updated to work with the newer APIs. We are probably using an older version of it, so maybe it was addressed in a new release. We can likely work around it, or call it into support. Just looking to see if anyone else knows the answer off the top of their head.

Details from the error I am pretty sure because the path is over 255 for this file.

20160121 09:06:12 Error: Target <Q:/_AUTOPUBLISH/MDT_W8X64_ENT_WIN/V6.3.0.0/deployprod/Deploy/Operating Systems/Windows 8.1 Ent (x64) 2014.11.21/sources/sxs/amd64_netfx-system.directoryservices.protocols_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.3.9600.16384_none_3cdb1f0252010eb1/system.directoryservices.protocols.dll> does not exist
20160121 09:06:12 Error: could not read "Q:/_AUTOPUBLISH/MDT_W8X64_ENT_WIN/V6.3.0.0/deployprod/Deploy/Operating Systems/Windows 8.1 Ent (x64) 2014.11.21/sources/sxs/amd64_netfx-system.directoryservices.protocols_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.3.9600.16384_none_3cdb1f0252010eb1/system.directoryservices.protocols.dll": no such file or directory

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Brian Jakubowsky
Disconnect from RCS on Discover_Patch with Metadata only options

Kudos goes out to the Accelerite team for quickly addressing an issue we reported. I have been a proponent for creating a less RCS intensive Patch Manager product for quite a while. When the "Patch with Metadata Only" option came out I believed this was the answer. It was actually called "Offline Scanning" or "OPUS" (no idea what that stood for) at certain points. That model downloads all the patch data needed to do discover_patch to the device so it does not have to talk to the RCS during the scanning. I had assumed that meant it would disconnect from the RCS and not be using an Active Task. We had designed our capacity around this fact. However, after troubeshooting our infrastructure issues during our production patch rollouts the last couple of months  I discovered it was not working that way. It was not actually talking to the RCS, but it was still holding an Active Task and connection to the RCS during the 3~5 minutes or so it took to do discover_patch (all locally). I am referring to the Microsoft patches BTW.

Accelerite understood the issue, addressed it, and now it is already fix for the next time you do a patch acquire. I was impressed.

Long time customers may remember that a big selling point of Radia over EDM when it was first released was that EDM held the connection to the RCS (manager) during the entire connect. With Radia is was broken up so the client would connect and disconnect multiple times as to not waste resources on the server side while the client was busy doing stuff locally. We need to make sure we maintain that model. It helps us customers keep our cost down in infrastructure. I actually have an enhancement request for disconnecting during the BDELETE for similar reasons.

I have not implemented in Prod yet (it will not be until Jan patches are released), but I will repost any interesting results in reduce capacity needs after I analyze them.

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Jamshed Qureshi
WINPE 5.x power Management scheme

During a recent Windows 10 tablet image deploying I notice slowness and found it to be related to default power scheme in WINPE which is set to balanced by default.

heres a link to a related post by deployment guys. http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2015/03/27/reducing-windows-deployment-time-using-power-management.aspx

Regards,

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Ekuberems
How to Create a package of Internet Explorer 11

Hi Team,

 

I was working to create a software package of Internet Explorer 11. But Its not getting successfull. Can anyone guide me through the steps for the same.

 

Regards,

Sumant Kulkarni

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Brian Jakubowsky
Java and Patch Manager

I am doing a little discovery of leveraging the option to use Patch Manager to patch Java (JRE specifically). I think I have every thing setup correctly. (I am currently running 9.1). However, I don't seem to be to acquire any Update after JRE 1.8 Update 31 (JRE-1-8-UPD-31). JRE is currently at update 66. Update 31 was posted on 1-29-2015. I do see some articles on the Oracle site about some change made to their patching methodology around this time.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/thirdparty-patch-map-1482893.html

points to

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a hotfix? I currently don't use this feature, so I can't say for something is broken. However, if anyone is using this feature successfully still (after 1-2015) let me know.

Thanks!

 

 

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Brian Jakubowsky
BitLocker PIN disable on Radia Reboot

There was some discussion at the Radia Summit about getting Radia to not prompt for a BitLocker PIN upon reboot. I thought I would share what we do.. We basically configure a "Post Connection Script" (EXBEXIT) in COP. As part of that we run this code. It is partial and written in Winbatch but I think you will get the point. Basically, it is determining if Radia will reboot. If so, it uses the Microsoft utilities to read if PIN and TPM are enabled. If so, it runs the code to disable the PIN entry for one reboot. The only drawback that we live with is if the user cancels reboot, the PIN will not be promoted for on the next reboot (which could be a while). However, our security team was fine with the risk as the device is still encrypted, there is just no PIN for one boot.

FileWrite(hLogFile,StrCat(DateTime(),@tab,"Reboot (RADSETUP.BOOTTYPE) is ",BootType))
if BootType <> "N"
 FileWrite(hLogFile,StrCat(DateTime(),@tab,"A reboot is required. Running command to determine if PIN should be disabled on next reboot"))

 ManageBDE =  StrCat(WinDir,"\system32\manage-bde.exe") ; Default Location for 32-bit via Radia
 if FileExist(StrCat(WinDir,"\sysnative\manage-bde.exe"))
  ManageBDE =  StrCat(WinDir,"\sysnative\manage-bde.exe") ; if 64-bit, this is the location
 endif

 if FileExist(ManageBDE)
  output = GetStdOut(StrCat(ManageBDE," -protectors -get c:"))
  if StrIndexNc(output,"TPM AND PIN",1,@FWDSCAN)
   FileWrite(hLogFile,StrCat(DateTime(),@tab,"TPM AND PIN Found"))
   RunShell(ManageBDE, "-protectors -disable c:", "", @HIDDEN, @WAIT)
   FileWrite(hLogFile,StrCat(DateTime(),@tab,"Disabled PIN entry for next boot"))
  else
   FileWrite(hLogFile,StrCat(DateTime(),@tab,"TPM AND PIN NOT Found, not running command to disable PIN"))
  endif
 else
  FileWrite(hLogFile,StrCat(DateTime(),@tab,"Can not find manage-bde (key bitlocker file)"))   
 endif
endif

 

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Brian Jakubowsky
Wake from Sleep and Keep Awake During Radia connect

I want to let our users have the option to connect their laptops from home over their internet connection at night. I already use a scheduled task to wake the computers from sleep to start a connect, however, what I did not realize until recently is that the computer goes back to sleep as soon as my script ends (and I stop my script after I fire the connect). I thought Windows would just stay awake until the "sleep after x minutes" is reached. However, that is not how it work out of a scheduled task. Does anyone have a solution for this already? I am also concerned about keep the machine awake through multiple reboots, etc during the connect.

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Brian Jakubowsky
Using Apache for Download Manager

Due to the improved RCS performance (reduced load) of the “Patch Metadata Download” option on Patch Manager we implemented that model when we upgraded to Core-Sat (I think 5 years ago now). That option requires you to run the “Download Manager” which uses Apache resources instead of the CSDB resources. I must admit. I am not a big fan of this solution. I just wanted to share my experience, maybe I am overlooking something obvious. However, I had many support cases open for this in this past and I was only able to determine why we had such bad performance “out of the box” after learning a lot of Apache and the different options.

The “Download Manager” option requires a Patch Gateway, that will go out to the vendor and get the binaries. You need to pay special attention to these settings.

We have ~700 Streamline Sats that preload from our Full Service Satelitte servers. (typical). We preload the Apache patches just like we used to do when the binaries where in the CSDB.

First, the setting for “Time for which the binary is valid” in the Configuration, Distribution Settings. It by default is set to 7 days. My assumption was that after 7 days it would go upstream do a quick check and realized it already had the same file and re-stamp the date time. I was wrong, it actually downloads a fresh copy regardless if it already has a perfectly good file! This is how Apache works. That makes perfect sense of web servers with thousand of tiny files that can be easily refreshed. It does not make sense for 100 MB or greater patch binaries.

So imagine what happens when you are preloading 700 devices with say 10 GB of patches. Then every week it deletes the files and does it again!! Over and over. Complete breakdown of the process.

OK, I am not proud of this but to get around this we up the “Time for which the binary is valid” to 20 years (not a typo) on the patch gateway. We simply can’t have the file expire on all these remote locations.

Second, when you preload patches, you go against the upstream host only. There is no option to use COP. That make the flexibility of the product at a lot less and can’t use COP based bandwidth trotting.

There is no appevent reporting of patch preloads. There is not even a local “radstate” type file, you have to look in the log to if you had failures.

On the preload process there is a one hour download timeout per file!! So, if you were on a slow link with a big file, even if it was working just fine, the preload process will actually just give up and move on. It is not documented but you can configure that.

in patchgw.cfg add an “http_timeout” element with the timeout in seconds.

For now, I am sticking with this option as I believe it is the only option to reduce a big (in my opinion un-needed) load on the RCS for patch management. It has been working OK

However, I hope that in the future we can have a lightweight model that does not require the download manager / Apache.

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Tony Rodal
Satellite Management Operations and Configuration tabs

Hi, I have an interesting issue. For any of our streamline satellites we are setting up we can access the satellite consoles from any computer in the company. When we try to access the operations and configurations tabs through the Radia Client Automation Enterprise 9.1 console we get the page can't be displayed. It's not a critical item because we can access it outside of the main console but it is quite irritating. Any ideas on what to try? Thanks for any help in advance.

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Tobias Bergmann
RADIA 9.2 WINPE creation

Has anyone experience with the 9.2 Winoe-Build process. The process via the graphical tool Ends "succesful", but the start of this wim stops with a dosbox instead of starting the roma process.
We noticed, that the -hta files seem to be empty...

Many thanks for any hint

Tobias

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Ekuberems
RCA Backup file and folder level

Hi,

How to take file and folder level backup of RCA? Is there any script for this task in RCA.

Regards,
Sumant Kulkarni

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Ekuberems
alerts for desktop format or agent removal

Hi,

If any RCA agent gets removed or a desktop is formatted then the RCA agent gets removed and we cannot get any inventory or infor about the PC. Is there any mechanism in RCA that we can get alert for the removal of agent or desktop formatting.

Regards,
Sumant Kulkarni

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