I am looking for a way to deploy Big Fix to several computers on a network that cannot reach the main bes server, I would also like to create a custom setting during the deployment. The additional setting puts them into a group that doesn't get patched.
I am able to install the client using the BES deploy utility, however the installation defaults to the main server as the relay. Because these computers cannot reach the main server they never report in.
I tried creating a clientsettings.cfg file in the "BESClientDeploy\BigFixINstallSource" with my settings (see below), but they never seem to apply.
Site Survey=New Site
I have been able to work around this by applying the following script to the clients after installation, but I'm looking for a more automated approch. Has anyone else been able to inject multiple settings to the Client Deploy utility?
net stop besclient
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\__RelayServer1 /v value /t REG_SZ /d "http://dmzrelay.domain.com:52311/bfmirror/downloads/" /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\__RelayServer1 /v value /t REG_SZ /d "http://dmzrelay.domain.com:52311/bfmirror/downloads/" /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\__RelaySelect_Automatic /v value /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\__RelaySelect_Automatic /v value /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
net start besclient
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2 replies Latest Post - 2013-01-23T16:48:49Z by SystemAdmin
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Updated on 2013-01-23T16:48:49Z at 2013-01-23T16:48:49Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: Deploying BES to remote sites2013-01-23T16:44:50Z in response to SystemAdminputting this in the clientsettings.cfg file has worked for me in the past: