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stantiques91
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Pinned topic Maintenace Window Dashboard

‏2011-09-07T12:17:47Z |
I am banging my head agaist the wall on this one.

I unlock my Servers.
Create a new Maintenace Window.
Enforce Maintenance Window with Client Locking.
It doesn't seem to work. The Servers don't lock and if I lock them they won't unlock during the Maintenace Window.

What am I doing wrong? Anyone have any detailed instructions on how to create a Maintenance Window?
Thanks!!
Updated on 2012-07-05T09:41:38Z at 2012-07-05T09:41:38Z by Steve73
  • stantiques91
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    Re: Maintenace Window Dashboard

    ‏2011-09-07T17:01:37Z  in response to stantiques91
    FYI -

    I figured this out. I was doing it wrong.

    I unlocked the Servers I wanted in the maintenance Window.
    I set a maintenance Window and deployed it.
    I waited until the maintenance window deployment was done.
    I locked my Servers.
    I ran the 'enforce maintenance windows with client locking'

    After that the window opened up and the Servers were patched.

    Does this sound like the correct way to do it?
  • BenKus
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    Re: Maintenace Window Dashboard

    ‏2011-09-08T06:41:27Z  in response to stantiques91
    Hey stantiques,

    Did you try to enforce client locking during the maintenance window? The agent only will lock when it is outside the maintenance window...

    Ben
  • stantiques91
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    Re: Maintenace Window Dashboard

    ‏2011-09-08T12:08:48Z  in response to stantiques91
    Ben,

    I did some more tests yesterday and its working great now.

    For anyone who wants to know:

    I unlocked the Servers.
    Created a new maintenance window and set the relevance.
    Deployed the new maintenance window.
    Waited for all the Servers to receive the maintenance window.
    Locked the Servers.
    Then enforced the maintenance window.

    The Servers were unlocked during the maintenance window and received the patches.
    The Servers were then locked after the maintenance windows.
  • Steve73
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    Re: Maintenace Window Dashboard

    ‏2012-07-05T09:41:38Z  in response to stantiques91
    Hi
    I'm having the same problems with this (although the solution doesn't work)

    When I follow the correct procedure i.e:

    Create Maintenannce Window
    Deploy Maintenance Window
    Enforce Maintenance Window with Client Locking

    ...the computer picks up the maintenance window correctly and also shows a __LockState of true
    but it doesn't then unlock when the maintenance window opens up.

    When I follow stantiques91 final suggestion, again everything applies ok, but the final step of enforcing the maintenance window is not relevant.

    Any thoughts please?

    Cheers
    • alan.marshall
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      Re: Maintenace Window Dashboard

      ‏2014-03-07T14:04:43Z  in response to Steve73

      Moderator what is the correct action for this error?