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Anonymous
July 22, 2004 7:35:17 AM

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I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that currently
holds the software packages used in GPO's e.g. "\\server1
\packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a new
server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to the
original server is hard-coded into the softare
distribution GPO.

How can I redirect the software path within the GPO to a
different server??

Thanks

Martin Powell
Anonymous
July 22, 2004 6:49:00 PM

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Martin-

You need to reassign all the software packages in the GPOs, which will cause
an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.

--
--
Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that currently
> holds the software packages used in GPO's e.g. "\\server1
> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a new
> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to the
> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> distribution GPO.
>
> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO to a
> different server??
>
> Thanks
>
> Martin Powell
July 22, 2004 6:49:01 PM

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Just trying to think 'outside the box'...

Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
server1 1.1.1.2?

Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
won't work?

Ken

>-----Original Message-----
>Martin-
>
>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
GPOs, which will cause
>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
>
>--
>--
>Brian Desmond
>Windows Server MVP
>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
>
>Http://www.briandesmond.com
>
>
>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
message
>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
currently
>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
e.g. "\\server1
>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a new
>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
the
>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
>> distribution GPO.
>>
>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO to
a
>> different server??
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Martin Powell
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 5:36:14 AM

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What a pain! All must be done manually??

I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
lab environment but no luck so far.

"Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
installation path cannot be found.

Martin

>-----Original Message-----
>Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
>
>Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
>thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
>move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
>1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
>server1 1.1.1.2?
>
>Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
>won't work?
>
>Ken
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Martin-
>>
>>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
>GPOs, which will cause
>>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
>>
>>--
>>--
>>Brian Desmond
>>Windows Server MVP
>>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
>>
>>Http://www.briandesmond.com
>>
>>
>>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
>message
>>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
>currently
>>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
>e.g. "\\server1
>>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
new
>>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
>the
>>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
>>> distribution GPO.
>>>
>>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
to
>a
>>> different server??
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Martin Powell
>>
>>
>>.
>>
>.
>
July 23, 2004 12:12:51 PM

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Martin-

You mention that ping server1 directs it to server2 (as
we would want), but that net view \\server1 will show 1,
not 2. Could you (on off hours) pull the network cable
from server1 and try a 'net view \\server1'... hopefully,
it should direct to server2 using different resolution
methods. Also, ensure you don't have an lmhosts file
laying around in system32\drivers\etc that it'll
statically find server1 at 1.1.1.1 instead of 1.1.1.2

HTH

Ken
>-----Original Message-----
>What a pain! All must be done manually??
>
>I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records),
NetBIOS
>over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
>lab environment but no luck so far.
>
>"Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2,
but "net
>view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
>installation path cannot be found.
>
>Martin
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
>>
>>Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
>>thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
>>move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
>>1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
>>server1 1.1.1.2?
>>
>>Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
>>won't work?
>>
>>Ken
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Martin-
>>>
>>>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
>>GPOs, which will cause
>>>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
>>>
>>>--
>>>--
>>>Brian Desmond
>>>Windows Server MVP
>>>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
>>>
>>>Http://www.briandesmond.com
>>>
>>>
>>>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
>>message
>>>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
>>currently
>>>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
>>e.g. "\\server1
>>>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
>new
>>>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path
to
>>the
>>>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
>>>> distribution GPO.
>>>>
>>>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
>to
>>a
>>>> different server??
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Martin Powell
>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>>.
>>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 6:26:19 PM

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Hi Martin,

Did you try to set NetBIOS alias in server's registry?

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0062.htm

Tried net view and it works fine with aliases for me...

Note that if you have WINS in your LAN it can take some time before server
will update it's records in WINS database...

hth,
Al.



"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
news:28fe01c47090$1d2daa30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> What a pain! All must be done manually??
>
> I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
> over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
> lab environment but no luck so far.
>
> "Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
> view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
> installation path cannot be found.
>
> Martin
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
> >
> >Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
> >thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
> >move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
> >1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
> >server1 1.1.1.2?
> >
> >Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
> >won't work?
> >
> >Ken
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>Martin-
> >>
> >>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
> >GPOs, which will cause
> >>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
> >>
> >>--
> >>--
> >>Brian Desmond
> >>Windows Server MVP
> >>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> >>
> >>Http://www.briandesmond.com
> >>
> >>
> >>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
> >message
> >>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
> >currently
> >>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
> >e.g. "\\server1
> >>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
> new
> >>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
> >the
> >>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> >>> distribution GPO.
> >>>
> >>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
> to
> >a
> >>> different server??
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>>
> >>> Martin Powell
> >>
> >>
> >>.
> >>
> >.
> >
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 3:13:36 AM

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2k+ clients use DNS.

--
--
Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


"Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23QdhQ%23JcEHA.2944@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi Martin,
>
> Did you try to set NetBIOS alias in server's registry?
>
> http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0062.htm
>
> Tried net view and it works fine with aliases for me...
>
> Note that if you have WINS in your LAN it can take some time before server
> will update it's records in WINS database...
>
> hth,
> Al.
>
>
>
> "Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
> news:28fe01c47090$1d2daa30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > What a pain! All must be done manually??
> >
> > I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
> > over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
> > lab environment but no luck so far.
> >
> > "Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
> > view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
> > installation path cannot be found.
> >
> > Martin
> >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
> > >
> > >Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
> > >thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
> > >move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
> > >1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
> > >server1 1.1.1.2?
> > >
> > >Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
> > >won't work?
> > >
> > >Ken
> > >
> > >>-----Original Message-----
> > >>Martin-
> > >>
> > >>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
> > >GPOs, which will cause
> > >>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>--
> > >>Brian Desmond
> > >>Windows Server MVP
> > >>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > >>
> > >>Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
> > >message
> > >>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > >>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
> > >currently
> > >>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
> > >e.g. "\\server1
> > >>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
> > new
> > >>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
> > >the
> > >>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> > >>> distribution GPO.
> > >>>
> > >>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
> > to
> > >a
> > >>> different server??
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanks
> > >>>
> > >>> Martin Powell
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>.
> > >>
> > >.
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 10:03:14 PM

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> 2k+ clients use DNS.
Even if path cpecified is NetBIOS name i.e. \\server2\packaged apps?

Al.


"Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> wrote in message
news:o xBUUPTcEHA.380@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> 2k+ clients use DNS.
>
> --
> --
> Brian Desmond
> Windows Server MVP
> desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
>
> Http://www.briandesmond.com
>
>
> "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23QdhQ%23JcEHA.2944@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > Hi Martin,
> >
> > Did you try to set NetBIOS alias in server's registry?
> >
> > http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0062.htm
> >
> > Tried net view and it works fine with aliases for me...
> >
> > Note that if you have WINS in your LAN it can take some time before
server
> > will update it's records in WINS database...
> >
> > hth,
> > Al.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
> > news:28fe01c47090$1d2daa30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > > What a pain! All must be done manually??
> > >
> > > I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
> > > over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
> > > lab environment but no luck so far.
> > >
> > > "Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
> > > view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
> > > installation path cannot be found.
> > >
> > > Martin
> > >
> > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > >Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
> > > >
> > > >Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
> > > >thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
> > > >move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
> > > >1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
> > > >server1 1.1.1.2?
> > > >
> > > >Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
> > > >won't work?
> > > >
> > > >Ken
> > > >
> > > >>-----Original Message-----
> > > >>Martin-
> > > >>
> > > >>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
> > > >GPOs, which will cause
> > > >>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
> > > >>
> > > >>--
> > > >>--
> > > >>Brian Desmond
> > > >>Windows Server MVP
> > > >>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > > >>
> > > >>Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
> > > >message
> > > >>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > > >>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
> > > >currently
> > > >>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
> > > >e.g. "\\server1
> > > >>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
> > > new
> > > >>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
> > > >the
> > > >>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> > > >>> distribution GPO.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
> > > to
> > > >a
> > > >>> different server??
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Thanks
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Martin Powell
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>.
> > > >>
> > > >.
> > > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 10:21:37 PM

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Checked that with sniffer.
Typing \\server1\share <Enter> in Explorer window resulted in following
sequence:
1. NetBIOS broadcast name query for SERVER1<20>
(I don't use WINS at home. In case of WINS guess first request would be to
WINS server)
2,3 Two DNS query for A type record server1.<MY DOMAIN>
4. Get negative response from DNS
5,6 Same as 1
7,8 Same as 5
9. Get "Windows cannot find '\\server1\share'"


Al.


"Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23Yp1MgYcEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > 2k+ clients use DNS.
> Even if path cpecified is NetBIOS name i.e. \\server2\packaged apps?
>
> Al.
>
>
> "Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> wrote in message
> news:o xBUUPTcEHA.380@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > 2k+ clients use DNS.
> >
> > --
> > --
> > Brian Desmond
> > Windows Server MVP
> > desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> >
> > Http://www.briandesmond.com
> >
> >
> > "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23QdhQ%23JcEHA.2944@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi Martin,
> > >
> > > Did you try to set NetBIOS alias in server's registry?
> > >
> > > http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0062.htm
> > >
> > > Tried net view and it works fine with aliases for me...
> > >
> > > Note that if you have WINS in your LAN it can take some time before
> server
> > > will update it's records in WINS database...
> > >
> > > hth,
> > > Al.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
> > > news:28fe01c47090$1d2daa30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > > > What a pain! All must be done manually??
> > > >
> > > > I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
> > > > over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
> > > > lab environment but no luck so far.
> > > >
> > > > "Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
> > > > view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
> > > > installation path cannot be found.
> > > >
> > > > Martin
> > > >
> > > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > > >Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
> > > > >
> > > > >Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
> > > > >thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
> > > > >move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
> > > > >1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
> > > > >server1 1.1.1.2?
> > > > >
> > > > >Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
> > > > >won't work?
> > > > >
> > > > >Ken
> > > > >
> > > > >>-----Original Message-----
> > > > >>Martin-
> > > > >>
> > > > >>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
> > > > >GPOs, which will cause
> > > > >>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
> > > > >>
> > > > >>--
> > > > >>--
> > > > >>Brian Desmond
> > > > >>Windows Server MVP
> > > > >>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > > > >>
> > > > >>Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
> > > > >message
> > > > >>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > > > >>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
> > > > >currently
> > > > >>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
> > > > >e.g. "\\server1
> > > > >>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
> > > > new
> > > > >>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
> > > > >the
> > > > >>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> > > > >>> distribution GPO.
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
> > > > to
> > > > >a
> > > > >>> different server??
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> Thanks
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> Martin Powell
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>.
> > > > >>
> > > > >.
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 10:53:39 PM

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Ops, sorry for typo.
> 7,8 Same as 5
should be "7,8 same as 2,3"


"Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23I0meqYcEHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Checked that with sniffer.
> Typing \\server1\share <Enter> in Explorer window resulted in following
> sequence:
> 1. NetBIOS broadcast name query for SERVER1<20>
> (I don't use WINS at home. In case of WINS guess first request would be to
> WINS server)
> 2,3 Two DNS query for A type record server1.<MY DOMAIN>
> 4. Get negative response from DNS
> 5,6 Same as 1
> 7,8 Same as 5
> 9. Get "Windows cannot find '\\server1\share'"
>
>
> Al.
>
>
> "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Yp1MgYcEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > 2k+ clients use DNS.
> > Even if path cpecified is NetBIOS name i.e. \\server2\packaged apps?
> >
> > Al.
> >
> >
> > "Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> wrote in message
> > news:o xBUUPTcEHA.380@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > 2k+ clients use DNS.
> > >
> > > --
> > > --
> > > Brian Desmond
> > > Windows Server MVP
> > > desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > >
> > > Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:%23QdhQ%23JcEHA.2944@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > > Hi Martin,
> > > >
> > > > Did you try to set NetBIOS alias in server's registry?
> > > >
> > > > http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0062.htm
> > > >
> > > > Tried net view and it works fine with aliases for me...
> > > >
> > > > Note that if you have WINS in your LAN it can take some time before
> > server
> > > > will update it's records in WINS database...
> > > >
> > > > hth,
> > > > Al.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:28fe01c47090$1d2daa30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > > > > What a pain! All must be done manually??
> > > > >
> > > > > I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
> > > > > over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
> > > > > lab environment but no luck so far.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
> > > > > view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
> > > > > installation path cannot be found.
> > > > >
> > > > > Martin
> > > > >
> > > > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > > > >Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
> > > > > >thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
> > > > > >move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
> > > > > >1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
> > > > > >server1 1.1.1.2?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
> > > > > >won't work?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Ken
> > > > > >
> > > > > >>-----Original Message-----
> > > > > >>Martin-
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
> > > > > >GPOs, which will cause
> > > > > >>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>--
> > > > > >>--
> > > > > >>Brian Desmond
> > > > > >>Windows Server MVP
> > > > > >>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
> > > > > >message
> > > > > >>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > > > > >>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
> > > > > >currently
> > > > > >>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
> > > > > >e.g. "\\server1
> > > > > >>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
> > > > > new
> > > > > >>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
> > > > > >the
> > > > > >>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> > > > > >>> distribution GPO.
> > > > > >>>
> > > > > >>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
> > > > > to
> > > > > >a
> > > > > >>> different server??
> > > > > >>>
> > > > > >>> Thanks
> > > > > >>>
> > > > > >>> Martin Powell
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >.
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 10:53:40 PM

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You're right about that. :) 

--
--
Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


"Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ehjAY8YcEHA.1980@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Ops, sorry for typo.
> > 7,8 Same as 5
> should be "7,8 same as 2,3"
>
>
> "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23I0meqYcEHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Checked that with sniffer.
> > Typing \\server1\share <Enter> in Explorer window resulted in following
> > sequence:
> > 1. NetBIOS broadcast name query for SERVER1<20>
> > (I don't use WINS at home. In case of WINS guess first request would be
to
> > WINS server)
> > 2,3 Two DNS query for A type record server1.<MY DOMAIN>
> > 4. Get negative response from DNS
> > 5,6 Same as 1
> > 7,8 Same as 5
> > 9. Get "Windows cannot find '\\server1\share'"
> >
> >
> > Al.
> >
> >
> > "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23Yp1MgYcEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > 2k+ clients use DNS.
> > > Even if path cpecified is NetBIOS name i.e. \\server2\packaged apps?
> > >
> > > Al.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> wrote in message
> > > news:o xBUUPTcEHA.380@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > 2k+ clients use DNS.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > --
> > > > Brian Desmond
> > > > Windows Server MVP
> > > > desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > > >
> > > > Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Alexander Suhovey" <asuhovey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:%23QdhQ%23JcEHA.2944@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > > > Hi Martin,
> > > > >
> > > > > Did you try to set NetBIOS alias in server's registry?
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0062.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > Tried net view and it works fine with aliases for me...
> > > > >
> > > > > Note that if you have WINS in your LAN it can take some time
before
> > > server
> > > > > will update it's records in WINS database...
> > > > >
> > > > > hth,
> > > > > Al.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:28fe01c47090$1d2daa30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > > > > > What a pain! All must be done manually??
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have played about with DNS (CNAME & A records), NetBIOS
> > > > > > over TCP/IP, WINS and several other solutions in a test
> > > > > > lab environment but no luck so far.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Ping server1" works OK and directs to server 2, but "net
> > > > > > view \\server1" still directs to server1, so the
> > > > > > installation path cannot be found.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Martin
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > > > > >Just trying to think 'outside the box'...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Could he try 'fooling' the computers in the domain into
> > > > > > >thinking the newer server is the old server, and simply
> > > > > > >move the data, and create a DNS entry, i.e. server1 was
> > > > > > >1.1.1.1, server2 is 1.1.1.2, just enter a DNS record
> > > > > > >server1 1.1.1.2?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Does that make sense, or is that just really fuzzy and
> > > > > > >won't work?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Ken
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >>-----Original Message-----
> > > > > > >>Martin-
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>You need to reassign all the software packages in the
> > > > > > >GPOs, which will cause
> > > > > > >>an uninstall/reinstall process on each machine.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>--
> > > > > > >>--
> > > > > > >>Brian Desmond
> > > > > > >>Windows Server MVP
> > > > > > >>desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>Http://www.briandesmond.com
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>"Martin Powell" <martin.powell@itnetplc.com> wrote in
> > > > > > >message
> > > > > > >>news:1e0001c46fd7$948b1090$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > > > > > >>> I am decommissioning a Windows 2000 server that
> > > > > > >currently
> > > > > > >>> holds the software packages used in GPO's
> > > > > > >e.g. "\\server1
> > > > > > >>> \packaged apps". I want to move these packages to a
> > > > > > new
> > > > > > >>> server e.g. "\\server2\packaged apps" but the path to
> > > > > > >the
> > > > > > >>> original server is hard-coded into the softare
> > > > > > >>> distribution GPO.
> > > > > > >>>
> > > > > > >>> How can I redirect the software path within the GPO
> > > > > > to
> > > > > > >a
> > > > > > >>> different server??
> > > > > > >>>
> > > > > > >>> Thanks
> > > > > > >>>
> > > > > > >>> Martin Powell
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >.
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 29, 2004 1:45:07 PM

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I will be curious to see if that works esp. where DNS is the primary path to
name resolution. The path to the MSI is embedded in several places within
the Software Installation package-both in AD and SYSVOL. I'm actually
working on a utility that will let you change the path, but in the meantime,
you may be able to do it manually--though it requires serious hacking! I'm
testing the process right now and will post it on here when I get it
perfected.

--
Darren Mar-Elia
MS-MVP-Windows Management
http://www.gpoguy.com



"Jeremy" <jeremyts@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ede0a130.0407290834.20009e6e@posting.google.com...
> Use NetAlias found here:
> http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBO/tip7300/rh7374.htm
>
> This will allow your new server to be addessed as the old one via NetBIOS
calls.
>
> Cheers,
> Jeremy.
August 1, 2004 6:30:15 AM

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Believe me it does.

You can use a combination of the OptionalNames and
DisableStrictNameChecking registry entries, but they don't work on
Windows 2003 Domain Controllers. NetAlias works perfectly.

It handles the NetBIOS and DNS requests. From memory, you need to add
a DNS entry, but it should register the WINS entry all on its own. It
takes up to 40 minutes to do this.

By the way...I like your gpoguy.com web site.

Cheers,
Jeremy.
Anonymous
September 23, 2004 7:29:04 AM

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I have tried to get OptionalNames working on SBS2003 but it does not appear
to work as you say. Is this a design feature or a bug?

"Jeremy" wrote:

> Believe me it does.
>
> You can use a combination of the OptionalNames and
> DisableStrictNameChecking registry entries, but they don't work on
> Windows 2003 Domain Controllers. NetAlias works perfectly.
>
> It handles the NetBIOS and DNS requests. From memory, you need to add
> a DNS entry, but it should register the WINS entry all on its own. It
> takes up to 40 minutes to do this.
>
> By the way...I like your gpoguy.com web site.
>
> Cheers,
> Jeremy.
>
!