NAV server group

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
if I am working on Norton Antivirus server & in the console I found that NAV server group is Locked what is the meaning of that?
& when trying to unlock it it gives error message and suggest to clear the cache ... any idea
Question by:bnusir
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    Expert Comment

    by:Ian Meredith
    Hi Bnusir,

    There is several things you can try....

    1.  try to stop/start the avserver service on the parent server for that group. then see if you can unlock the group

    2. In the SSC try this:  Tools, Discovery Service, Clear Cache now
    This will clear the SSC cache and rediscover all currently existing groups.

    3.  Walk through this article....

    Each time the server group is unlocked, a certificate serial number is incremented. If this value exceeds 256, this behavior occurs.

    To work around the problem, restart the computer and verify the following DWORD value on the primary server:


    If this value is greater than 256, set the value to 1. This value is increased with every server group unlock from any Symantec System Center on the network. If the environment includes multiple Symantec System Centers, this value can increase or exceed the 256 limit quickly. If the Auto-Unlock setting is enabled so that the server group opens automatically, the value increases when Symantec System Center starts.

    Hope this helps....

    Author Comment

    There is a username and password required to unlock the group, is there any way to go around that?
    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    To reset the server group admin user password
    1 On the computer running the Symantec System Center, start Windows
    2 Go to \Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Center\Tools.
    3 In the right pane, double-click the IFORGOT.exe file.
    4 In the Primary server field, type the name of the server group's primary
    5 In the user field, type admin.
    6 In the New Password and Confirm New Password fields, type the new
    7 Click Reset Password.
    You may be prompted for a Windows user name and password if you specify
    a remote server.

    Hope this helps....

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