adam_cutler2
Flexera beginner

Automatic Agent Deployment Configuration Changes

When performing targeted FlexNet inventory agent upgrades, we need to make the configuration settings changes required to stop checking for the server certificate and the certificate revocation. Where do we include those registry values when using the targeted upgrade method? Is there a configuration file stored on the Application server?

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durgeshsing
Intrepid explorer

Re: Automatic Agent Deployment Configuration Changes

You can check in your mgssetup.ini file.

[Common]
desc0 = MGSSetupIniApplied
val0 = True
desc1 = NetworkSense
val1 = False
desc2 = CheckServerCertificate
val2 = False
desc3 = CheckCertificateRevocation
val3 = False
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mfranz
Shining star

Re: Automatic Agent Deployment Configuration Changes

Just in case: These settings are documented in the Gathering FlexNet Inventory documentation.

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adrian_ritz1
Consultant

Re: Automatic Agent Deployment Configuration Changes

Hello,

I have a question, what do this setting do:

desc0 = MGSSetupIniApplied
val0 = True

Because is not in documentation, also I think if you deploy a custom package, this setting generate obscure errors, some times.

Also this make no sense as in the ini file you have INSTALLMACHINEPOLICY =1

 

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ChrisG
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Automatic Agent Deployment Configuration Changes

@adrian_ritz1 - the MGSSetupIniApplied setting that @durgeshsing mentioned is not related to the topic of this current thread.

If you're curious though, this setting related to the agent installation approach discussed here: Flexera Agent Deployment to Windows systems with multiple bootstrap beacons and retry schedule. The setting is used by the MSI transform discussed there to safeguard against installs being done without settings from the mgssetup.ini file being applied. If you're not using that transform (which is the normal case), this setting in the mgssetup.ini file is irrelevant (it won't hurt, but it won't do anything useful either).

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adrian_ritz1
Consultant

Re: Automatic Agent Deployment Configuration Changes

Hi @ChrisG ,

Thank you for your answer, some times we are using the package with the transformation, in case of complex environment with multiple beacon server and when we deploy the ports are closed or we have issues with certificate, I found very versatile the transformation package, but with setting activate I found a strange behavior. We deploy the agent successfully the agent is generating the inventory and then we receive an strange error like OUI is not found, and after that all the upload and download settings from registry are gone. I was thinking that because of this settings MGSSetupIniApplied, he check the Mgssetup.ini file and as we use a customization, the ini file don't contain any beacon server, and he apply the ini and delete all the key in registry.

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