I'm running into errors when doing a 'detect' on remote sites with a replication share. I've called KACE support, and he thinks it could be a problem with my label - but then we create a new one and it gives errors still - so he says I just need to play around with it, which shouldn't be the solution.

 

Here is how my replication server is setup. It replicates just fine, though:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/119117/replicationpatch.PNG

 

Any suggestions? Some of them "complete", while others give the error download signature message.

 

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annnnnddddddd that's the answer, ladies and gentlemen! It was Windows 7 limiting 20 connections. I feel stupid not thinking of this earlier, but I chose WIndows 7 because it's a low resource OS to serve such a limited function. I guess Server is required for replication shares of 20+ computers.

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I ran into the same issue until I got my replication shares working.  See if these might help:

 

Patching via K1000 Slow? Lots of Errors/Failures? Try Replication Shares

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/patching-via-k1000-slow-lots-of-errors-failures-try-replication-shares

 

Determining If Patches Pulled From Replication Share or K1000

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/determining-if-patches-pulled-from-replication-share-or-k1000

 

Tracking Processes on Machines during Patching, Managed Installs & Scripts

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/tracking-processes-on-machines-during-patching-managed-installs-scripts-w-utility-scripts

 

John

Answered 08/14/2012 by: jverbosk
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Still having issues with this. It's weird - a PC will have a signature error, but not all of them. Some will work. However, if I go to one that had an error, and just run a detect on that individual machine, it will work. But once I put my smart label in there, the majority will give errors. The machine smart label works fine for everything else. 

Answered 08/23/2012 by: sfigg
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  • I know this sounds stupid - but I share the "K1000" folder which is where it replicates to the replication share. In Windows 7, it has a limit of "20 simultaneous users" that can use the share at once. Could that be why??
  • each machine attaches the same as a user would and eats a connection, so that could be it. Can you get where there are less then 20 stations attaching to a share and see if it goes away, then fire up 4-5 more and see if it returns
  • I had 5 that were failing, and I test detected just those 5 instead of a whole label, and they all worked. I assume that may be it, so I just went ahead and deleted the Windows 7 VM replication, and I'm putting up Windows Server 2008 R2 since I think it has a lot more connections available.
  • annnnnddddddd that's the answer, ladies and gentlemen! It was Windows 7 limiting 20 connections. I feel stupid not thinking of this earlier, but I chose WIndows 7 because it's a low resource OS to serve such a limited function. I guess Server is required for replication shares of 20+ computers.
  • yea 2008 allows slightly more connections
    Windows Server 2008 provides support for more than 64,000 wildcard ports
    Additionally, a special socket option is passed to enable the same wildcard port to be used across multiple IP addresses. Up to 60,000 dynamic ports may be used per IP address
  • mark this as answered and put in the solution so you get the ninja points
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If the tech did not provide you the help needed, call back and ask to be elevated to another tech.

Are the clients pointed to the RSA or the K1000? 

Answered 08/13/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • The clients should be pointed to the RSA
  • Here is another link on that
    http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/What-does-Error-Signature-Download-Failed-on-the-current-phase
  • You can look at the smmp.conf file and make sure it is pointed to the correct box in there. In the Kace directory.
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What is the version of kbox server and agent?

Answered 08/13/2012 by: AbhayR
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Thanks guys - sorry, I will try to look at this early this week - today just got rather busy. 

Answered 08/13/2012 by: sfigg
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