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How to Enable/disable edit Task Service advanced settings over the NS Console

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Article ID: 150455

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Products

IT Management Suite

Issue/Introduction

How to Enable/disable edit Task Service advanced settings over the NS Console.

Environment

ITMS 8.0, 8.1, 8.5, 8.6

Resolution

With the release of ITMS 8.0, a new core setting has been added: "TaskServiceAdvancedSettingsAllowed".
  <!-- TM Enables/disables to edit Task Service advanced settings over the NS Console -->
  <customSetting key="TaskServiceAdvancedSettingsAllowed" type="local" value="False" />

With this new "TaskServiceAdvancedSettingsAllowed" setting (under c:\programdata\symantec\smp\settings\coresettings.config) you need to change it from "False" to "True" so you can see and edit Task Service Advanced Settings over the SMP Console.

The best way to change the above setting is to use "NS configurator".

C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\Bin\Tools\NSConfigurator.exe

One of the options available under these Advanced settings is the ability to see what "name" (preferred hostname) is used for the Task clients for communication.

Go to SMP Console -> Settings -> All Settings -> Settings -> Notification Server -> Site Server Settings -> Task Service -> Settings -> Task Service Settings.

This is what "Task Service Settings" looks like before enabling the "TaskServiceAdvancedSettingsAllowed" setting:

This is what looks like after enabling it:

So, the old practice of editing PreferredNSHost for Task Server is no longer required when using this "preferred host name" setting under the Advanced Settings section.


Note: with the ITMS 8.5 and later releases, there is no need of editing "preferred host name" since now we use a communication profile:

Enabling the "TaskServiceAdvancedSettingsAllowed" setting will only give you this where "preferred host" is not longer a filed that you can modify.

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