How can I Deploy a Task Server(s)?
Deploying Task Servers
Task Servers let you distribute your jobs and tasks to different computers on your network where Altiris Agents can run the jobs and tasks. Distributing jobs and tasks reduces the load on the Notification Server and reduces network traffic because the Altiris Agent accesses the closest Task Server to it for job and task downloads.
Each Notification Server becomes a Task Server when Altiris Task Server is installed. You can then deploy more Task Servers as needed.
If the Notification Server manages 500 or less client computers, the Task Server on the Notification Server can manage your jobs and tasks without significantly affecting performance. If the Notification Server manages more than 500 client computers, we recommend deploying more Task Servers.
Task Servers can be on the same computers as Package Servers.
For more details of the Task Server 6.0 Requirements, see Article ID: 28374 "Task Server 6.0 Requirements"
To deploy Task Servers
Note: Remember that all the locations in the Altiris Console refers to the Altiris Console 6.5 interface.
1. Add one or more computers that you want to become Task Servers to the Task Servers collection.