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our enterprise console server has died and we have created a new one however all clients still point to the old server, the new console can see the nee computers but will not deploy to them, how do we get the new console to service the computers without manually visiting each computer (600 of them) and removing and reinstalling sophos?.
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by:60Cal
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I believe you have to make these changes via command line:

f you want groups of computers to update from different locations, these groups and locations can be specified after deployment. This is described more fully below. Click 'Next'.

Selecting distribution points
Select appropriate distribution points for the package. Click 'Next' to display the Program Identification dialog box, check that the 'Name' field displays the program name that you defined in step 1 above.
Using the Command line
You will use the Command line to define two areas:
Where computers obtain updates. One of the following will apply:
You have groups of computers, and you need to define an update location for each group. You can define these locations either before or after deployment.
You want all computers to update from a single location. You can specify this location before deployment, by entering the primary server address in the command line
The information required to identify the new program. This must include:
the setup.exe file from the source file specified above
the user name and password required to access the server from which you will get updates.
Entering the Command line
Enter a command into the Command line field. According to whether you want to specify the primary server address before or after deployment of setup.exe to the computers, your text should resemble one of the following examples:
if you intend to specify the primary server address AFTER deployment:
setup.exe -user <username> -pwd *****
Where <username> is an account with read-access to the update location/CID.
When you enter a command in this format, after the installation program is deployed to the computers, the primary server address in the AutoUpdate Configuration on the client computers defaults to the UNC path of the shared SMS package folder on the SMS server, for example \\[SMSservername]\SMSPKGC$\ 12300001\ .
The client computers will appear as managed and connected in the 'Unassigned' folder in Enterprise Console. However, as the primary server location is not pointing to a managed update location/CID, the computers will not get Sophos updates. You must specify this later.
if you intend to specify the primary server address BEFORE deployment:
setup.exe -user <username> -pwd ***** -mng yes -updp \\servername\InterChk\ (Enterprise Console 3)
\\servername\SophosUpdate\CIDs\Sxxx\[package name]
Where <username> is an account with read-access to the update location/CID.
When you enter a command in this format, the client computers will appear as managed and connected in the 'Unassigned' folder in Enterprise Console and will get Sophos updates. Click 'Next'.
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by:anil_kumar137
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Hello, was the Sophos enterprise console getting backup if it will be helpfull in getting the new server online in no time.
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