1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 6, 2014 2:16 AM by Gregory Rodrigues

    Software reinstall following client rename

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      Hi there,


      When renaming machines in our environment, we often see software being redistributed to clients when the Marimba policy next updates. We're running Marimba v8.2. AD group memberships - which I understand dictate the software channels available to the client - don't change during the rename process (the machine's GUID in AD remains the same).


      Is there a means to avoid reinstallation of software following a rename? It's a bit of a pain.


      Hope you can help,



        • 1. Re: Software reinstall following client rename

          Theoretically changing the machine names should not cause the re-install of channels.......


          Policy works on machine/user names and not based on GUID in AD. When policy service updates the endpoint would send up the machine name/ current logged on user name to the plugin which would in turn create a policy plan (config.xml) based on the memberships or the machine/user name in AD. This plan is then sent over to the endpoint which would check to see if the channels exist and if it is in the state (installed,install-persist etc.,) mentioned in the policy plan. If not it would attempt to put the channel in the state (defined in the plan) and if required it would re-subscribe the channel.


          Are the renamed machines in the same AD group? Please send us the policy service channel history log (ensure that the log roll policy is set to daily) along with the config.xml from a target before it was renamed and after it was renamed.