ChrisG
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Re: Beacon scheduled tasks disabled

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Windows Installer has a built-in mechanism that checks that key files that have been installed still exist when certain processes run. If a key file is found to be missing (such as occurs when the npcap-0.995-oem.exe file is unexpectedly deleted), Windows Installer kicks off a "repair" operation on the MSI package in an attempt to recover the missing file.

If you want to learn more about this behavior, check out the article at https://www.flexerasoftware.com/blog/software-installation/2011/02/you-again-understanding-windows-i...
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dennis_reinhardt
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Re: Beacon scheduled tasks disabled

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Thanks for this information. Never heard about this, but problem is now solved!
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junaid_vengadan
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Re: Beacon scheduled tasks disabled

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@ChrisG 

 

One quick question here , will it cause loss of any beacon inventory connections or credentials when we repair a beacon?

 

Regards,

Junaid Vengadan

durgeshsing
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Re: Beacon scheduled tasks disabled

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No

It won't change in existing setting in repair application.

ChrisG
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Generally data source connection details will not be lost when upgrading or repairing an installation of the beacon.

Likewise, in most cases the user identity used for running beacon servers and scheduled tasks will also be OK. However once scenario where these user identities may be lost during an upgrade or repair operation is if you have modified the identity used for services or scheduled tasks yourself after the beacon was previously installed. In this situation you will likely have to reapply similar changes after an upgrade/repair is done.

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