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Unattend.txt SLP settings

We currently have our Service Location settings pushed out to all clients with a STATIC scope and directory agent list.

I want to remove the existing scope list and DAL as well as set them both to uncheck STATIC. (The goal is to use DHCP for pushing out our SLP settings, and not have them statically assigned.)

I ran nciman.exe and created an unattend.txt from a machine properly configured, but when I run this unattend.txt against a currently configured machine using acu.exe, the new SLP settings don't overwrite the existing ones. Essentially, without any SLP settings on the source machine, the unattend.txt has no !SLP lines whatsoever.

So, here's what I tried adding into my unattend.txt:

!SLP_Scope1=
!SLP_Static_Scopes=NO
!SLP_Directory_Agent1=
!SLP_Static_Directory_Agents=NO

hoping that the blank entries would remove the existing entries upon install, and that changing the YES to NO for Static would in fact un-check those boxes. That didn't work.

Any ideas?



Steven P. Fusco
Director of Information Technology
Maguire Group Inc.
508-543-1700
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Re: Unattend.txt SLP settings

"Steven Fusco" <SFusco@MaguireGroup.com> wrote:

> We currently have our Service Location settings pushed out to
> all clients with a STATIC scope and directory agent list.
>
> I want to remove the existing scope list and DAL as well as
> set them both to uncheck STATIC. (The goal is to use DHCP for
> pushing out our SLP settings, and not have them statically
> assigned.)
>
> I ran nciman.exe and created an unattend.txt from a machine
> properly configured, but when I run this unattend.txt against
> a currently configured machine using acu.exe, the new SLP
> settings don't overwrite the existing ones. Essentially,
> without any SLP settings on the source machine, the
> unattend.txt has no !SLP lines whatsoever.
>
> So, here's what I tried adding into my unattend.txt:
>
> !SLP_Scope1=
> !SLP_Static_Scopes=NO
> !SLP_Directory_Agent1=
> !SLP_Static_Directory_Agents=NO
>
> hoping that the blank entries would remove the existing entries upon install, and that changing the YES to NO for Static would in fact un-check those boxes. That didn't work.
>
> Any ideas?


NCIMAN can do this I believe, but the NCIMAN interface has just always
seemed a bit convoluted for how this ability is offered.

Go into NCIMAN and visit the "Service Location" tab, but simply add a
single dummy entry to the DA and scope lists. Such as adding the item
"bogus.com" to each one or similar. Then also enable the "Static"
checkboxes.

Press OK to close the properties dialog and view the settings that
have now been placed in the NCIMAN settings list in the right-hand
side of the NCIMAN window.

Right-click on the "SLP Scopes 1" item that is showing in the list,
and select "Clear List and Distribute (Clear List Always)".
Right-click and select the same thing for "SLP Directory Agents 1".

Right-click on the "SLP Static Scopes" and select "Reset to Default
and Distribute (Default Always)". Right-click and select the same
thing for "SLP Static Directory Agents".

My UNATTEND.TXT in that case ends up with the following items:

!SLP_Scope_Distribute=Clear
!SLP_Static_Scopes_Distribute=Default
!SLP_Directory_Agent_Distribute=Clear
!SLP_Static_Directory_Agents_Distribute=Default

I haven't actually used this to clear an existing configuration, but I
do believe that these "distribution options" supported by NCIMAN are
what you're looking for in order to forcibly reset workstation options
back to their default values.

Alan Adams
alancrumbadams@drcrumb.com
(for email, remove the crumbs)
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Re: Unattend.txt SLP settings

That worked perfectly. Thank you!


Steven P. Fusco
Director of Information Technology
Maguire Group Inc.
508-543-1700
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