2 replies Latest Post - ‏2013-01-23T16:48:49Z by SystemAdmin
2038 Posts

Pinned topic Deploying BES to remote sites

‏2013-01-22T20:10:48Z |
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 "" /f
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\__RelayServer1 /v value /t REG_SZ /d "" /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
Updated on 2013-01-23T16:48:49Z at 2013-01-23T16:48:49Z by SystemAdmin
  • cstoneba
    196 Posts

    Re: Deploying BES to remote sites

    ‏2013-01-23T16:44:50Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    putting this in the clientsettings.cfg file has worked for me in the past:

    • SystemAdmin
      2038 Posts

      Re: Deploying BES to remote sites

      ‏2013-01-23T16:48:49Z  in response to cstoneba
      Have you had success with these settings when using the client deploy utility?

      I think they work fine if we run the installer manually.