Is there anyway for the replication server to have the agent installed on it, but not report back any software inventory?

We only subscribe to Windows 7 SP1 patches and the replication server is 2003. It just makes the software inventory a mess.

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Unfortunately I don't think there is as Inventory, whether used or not, is going to trigger Software Distribution and also affect other areas that relay on that information. Blocking the ports isn't good either as then the replication won't work. I'm not sure if Dell/KACE support has something super secret they know of but the core function of the agent is to provide hardware/software information.

My co-worker also mentioned this idea but not sure how well it would work.

1. install an agent on a desktop that will be your replication box
2. under replication pick the desktop from the dropdown as your replication machine. Under the path put in the UNC pathway to your server and the shared folder on their. so that it's talking to the desktop but copying to the server
3. under labels that will pull from replication you put in the UNC pathway to the server

this is untested and a bit extreme to prevent software titles showing for server in the KBOX.
Answered 02/03/2012 by: nshah
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