How do I create the Aclient.inp file?

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Question
How do I create and configure the Aclient.inp so that new or existing computers can take the configuration?

Answer

  1. Open DS Console and then go to Tools > Remote Agent Installer.
  2. Provide credentials to access the AClient configuration and then click Next.
  3. On the next screen make sure that AClient will be install in C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\.
  4. Go to Change Settings and configure the client the way you want it.
  5. Once you are done with the configuration, click OK and then click Next.
  6. You can tell the AClient to be added to a specific group or the default group click Next.
  7. Click Add.
  8. You can choose a computer from the list or just give a 123 computer name in the window and then click OK.
  9. The computer name will appear in the next window for selected clients.
  10. Click on Export and save the file to your Desktop or any other location except the Deployment Server folder.
  11. Go to the location where you saved the file and you will find two files: computer name .rci and computer name.inp.
  12. Delete the .RCI file; it's not needed.
  13. Open the .INP file with Notepad or Wordpad and make sure that the configuration is correct.
  14. Rename the .INP file to AClient.inp.
  15. Go to C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server and rename the existing AClient.inp to AClient.old.
  16. Copy the new AClient.inp to C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server.

You are done. When you push the DAgent to new computers they will take your new configuration.

If you want to push the new AClient.inp with a log on script, follow these suggestions in article HOWTO1204, "How to use a login script to install AClient."