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    Unhappy SOLUS 3 - Unable to Get an IP Address For This Agent ... ?

    Afternoon all!

    I've been experiencing some issues with rolling out the SOLUS 3 agent to workstations, in that out of 150 computers, the client has only installed itself on 6! The original error message we received was along the lines of 'Unable to get an IPv4 address for this agent', however the latest SOLUS 3 update was supposed to fix this. It has, to a degree, but now we're receiving the error message 'Unable to get an IP address for this agent'

    Has anyone else seen similar? So far I've tried installing it on computers in groups of 2, 10, and 50 to see if large deployment sizes were an issue. I've tried switching off Windows Firewall, just in case this was interfering with the install process. I've also tried installing to computers with dynamic and static IP addresses, but the same message appears. I have also pinged the name of a computer from the SIMS server and it's returning with the correct IP address of the machine.

    It's really odd ... I have a few test computers beside me, all running XP SP3 and fully updated, with the latest version of SIMS and Windows Firewall switched off. Yet still the SOLUS 3 deployment environment will not roll the update out to these computers due to the above error message.

    Just a random thought whilst typing this ... Sophos Anti-Virus wouldn't prevent the install, would it? Might just give that a try

    Cheers!

    Chris

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    No luck with Sophos ... Meh!

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    It's most like the workstation aren't using the domains dns servers, so they aren't registering the fully qualified dns name - ie workstation1.school.local, you may be able to ping \ connect to workstation1, but you can't ping workstation1.school.local

    In short, it's a DNS problem.

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    Sorted it! DNS was the issue ... Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBrainHurts View Post
    Sorted it! DNS was the issue ... Cheers!
    Could you tell me what the DNS issue was? I'm having the exact same issue, SOLUS 3 not deploying to some agents with matt40k's diagnosis that I can ping COMPUTERNAME but I can't ping COMPUTERNAME.SCHOOL.LOCAL.

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    Check the workstations IP settings, I'm guess it's got your LA's DNS servers rather then your local DNS servers.

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