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Change hostname of the beacon to add FQDN


I have an error in inventoring a windows target.

Scenario is having a beacon on a different domain of the target.

So the target execute the following command

\\MON-P-FX-AS-V01\mgsRET$\Inventory\ndtrack.exe -t Machine -o UploadLocation="" -o LogModules="default" -o IgnoreConnectionWindows="true" -o ShowIcon="false" -o PolicyRevisionNumber="543" -o RuleID="23" -o SessionUID="f7428ee6-40a5-4020-bcd1-cf10d6147cf4" -o IncludeDirectory="" -o CALInventory="False"

that gives a network error.

I need to change the first part \\MON-P-FX-AS-V01 in \\

where I can do this?

I already changed the network name in the beacon engine configuration in dotnet/conf, but this change affected only the second part of the command (where you see the IP)

Thanks for your help!

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Hi marcog,

You will want to update the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ManageSoft Corp\ManageSoft\RemoteExecution\CurrentVersion

I hope this helps.


Which of the voices I have to change, I attached the Current Version key

Try changing the name used to reference the beacon in the PublicToolsShare and ActionShare registry values under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ManageSoft Corp\ManageSoft\RemoteExecution\CurrentVersion.

(Although I am a little unsure here - your original post showed output from a beacon named MON-P-FX-AS-V01, while the registry settings appear to be from a beacon named PSAMAS02C. Have you changed which beacon you are looking at?)

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Hi Chris, thanks for reply, the difference in the name is because I have the error in production but I'm doing my test for this in a testing environment.

I will check for actionshare registry key in the documentation to understand what it is


you could also change the name of the beacon within the beacon.config located C:\Program Files (x86)\Flexera Software\Inventory Beacon\DotNet\conf\BeaconEngine.config by default 

you can add the networkname = FQDN 

as another method. 


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