Symantec Ghost - run client task from console
Posted on 2013-05-30
I have been running gss 2.5.1 - 188.8.131.526 for a while now and I have always been able to run a command from the console that causes an action on the clients. For example, I can run a bat file saved on the client machines by entering c:\file.bat and running the task on the appropriate machines, and it works.
I have had windows 7 machines (dell optiplex 790) for about 3 years now, and this procedure has always worked. This also worked with my windows xp machines.
About 2 weeks ago, though, my clients stopped responding to these tasks. The tasks don't fail, the client just doesn't respond.
To my knowledge my server (windows server 2008 r2 standare x64) has not changed. It is a virtual server with probably several router hops in between it and the lab it controls, but it has worked for over a year now.
I can go to the client and run the bat file manually, and it works as it should. I can enter the command in command prompt (client) to run the bat file and it works as it should.
When I try to execute a task that runs the bat file it says it "finished" and everything executed successfully, but on the client side, nothing happens. I have restarted all client machines, and ghost server, and even the virtual server more than once.
The server is able to push and pull images to/from the server though.
I have over 400 computers that I am constantly needing to run tasks on, and individual interaction is not really acceptble. Any ideas?