How can I migrate my computers from one Notification Server to another? I am not sure if I will keep the same Notification Server name or if I will change it. Also, if I already changed to a new Notification Server with a different name but I forgot to migrate my computers first, what can I do to fix this?
Note: If you need to migrate computers from NS6 to NS7, please see Article ID: 46332 "How to migrate client machines with the Altiris Agent from NS6 to NS7?"
If you are keeping the same Notification Server name, no further actions are required for the Altiris Agents. Altiris Agents will resolve the same server name via DNS even though it is a new server. If the IP Address is changing for your server, but it is the same server name, DNS should resolve it. If you are not sure DNS will resolve the server name, try step 1 below. If you are changing the server name to something else, you could do a few things.
Remove the Altiris Agents from your client computers and install them after you moved the Notification Server to the new computer.
Note: If you have access to a Deployment Server, you can create a job that pushes a script to change the Notification Server name on your client computers. Also, you can use the Task Server to push a script or a command to those client computers.
Note: Here are also some other articles that may apply to this task of moving from one Notification Server to another:
Article 21789, "Steps to move Notification Server 6.0 SP3 from one server to another"
Article 20213, "How to move an existing Altiris NS 6.x database from one SQL server to a new SQL server"