04/01/2007 3226 views
With SMS & Active Directory software distribution, it is easy to have package repository pointed to DFS. How do you configure Softgrid to distribute packages off the DFS, if the DFS share is not located on the Softgrid server?
According to what I've read, you should be able to repoint the root of the repository to a share on a separate server. However, when I do that, the clients can not find the packages...
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This one you would think would be easy but it's a little convoluted. I havne't as of yet logged this request with MS support to see if it's a bug though.

when you do the server install, leave the content location the default. Once you have it setup, as you have noticed, simply changing the location in the server setup doesn't seem to work. You have to go into the registry, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Softricity\SoftGrid Server\CurrentVersion. Change the keky name: SOFTRICITY_SOFTGRID_CONTENT_DIR to your DFS location using \\DFSROOT\DFSNAME\Share\etc\etc\etc

Your OSD file can't use the DFS path so you'd have to change it for each SG server. I created a DNS entry for each server relative to my site location, ATL, SAN, etc, and the client install creates an environment variable %SOFTGRIDSERVER%. Then the OSD file can stay the same for all field servers with no modifications needed.
Answered 04/01/2007 by: Chipster
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Maybe this might also assist you - http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2007/03/09/setting-the-default-content-path.aspx.
Answered 04/01/2007 by: BadShadd
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