Right, I can absolutely do that if necessary. If I have them point to the local fog server can I still administer everything from the master?
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Multiple Sites help
I’ve done all the research I can regarding multi-site FOG configurations but feel like I’m missing something and its probably very simple. I have 3 remote sites with approx 40 clients each, right now I have FOG configured at the main site with a FOG VM running at each remote location using image replication and the location plugin which seems to be working as it should. The problem is that when PXE booting at the remote locations the boot process hangs forever on “Downloading NBP file,” it seems this file is being downloaded from the main FOG server which takes some time over a 20Mbps WAN link especially if you try to image multiple machines at once. What, if anything, am I missing here? Ideally I’d like to leave all the machines on PXE boot so if I need to image one of them remotely I won’t have to try to explain to a user how to modify the boot order but with 60+ second delays while downloading the NBP file on each boot I can’t leave it on PXE. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
RE: Run Snap-In as domain user
Sorry I forgot to respond to this thread, thanks for your responses @Sebastian-Roth. I ended up solving this particular issue by simply integrating credentials that PDQ recognizes into the powershell script, it works smoothly every time and shouldn’t present much of a security concern because the creds are only allowed to kick of a PDQ deployment and nothing else.
Run Snap-In as domain user
I’m working on getting fog set up in my environment, one snag I’m running in to is that I would like so have a batch file snap-in that runs post deployment to trigger PDQ Deploy. The problem is that by default the Fog Service runs as local system, when it executes my script PDQ doesn’t run because it doesn’t recognize the user. The simple answer seems to be running the Fog Service as a domain user, okay fine but when you change the Fog Service user it requires you to reset the encryption data from the console. I’m trying to find a way to get this all automated and surely I’m not the only one that has had this problem. So, my thoughts on possible solutions are:
A) Be able to change fog service user (via script possibly) to domain account without resetting encryption data
B) Run the snap-in as a domain user so that PDQ kicks off
I’m of course open to any solutions those are just the two that I’ve thought of so far.
Thanks in advance!