Usage of the PreferredNSHost coresettings.config option


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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)




Extract from Notification Server 6.0 SP3 Release Notes:

9.3.2 PreferredNSHost setting in CoreSettings.config

A new Coresettings.config setting, PreferredNSHost, has been created that lets you specify a preferred Notification Server hostname for SWD codebase and snapshot URLs that point to the Notification Server (Package Server URLs are unaffected).

How do I use the PreferredNSHost coresettings.config option?


Note! These changes are case sensitive and you should stop the Altiris Service before making the changes.

For Notification Server 6:

Place one of the following lines above the "<!- Move these setting from the registry on install ->" section of the coresettings.config file located under "Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\config":

Using IP Address:    <customSetting key="PreferredNSHost" type="local" value="" />

Using FQDN:          <customSetting key="PreferredNSHost" type="local" value="" />

Once the CoreSettings.config file has been saved, run the NS.Package Refresh.{bd6bf880-bfae-4dad-b746-e8be99f3b8a8} scheduled task.


For Symantec Management Platform 7:

The following registry key can be populated on the SMP server with the value of the server's IP address:

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\eXpress\Notification Server\PreferredNSHost