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Re-provision an Automation Server

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Overview

This article describes how to re-provision an Automation Server for deployments running Patch Manager 2.1 and earlier.

This article applies to deployments where an Automation Server was incorrectly deployed changed after being deployed. In this example, the Automation Server is incorrectly reported in the Patch Manager Administrator Console with inaccurate information. 

Environment

Patch Manager version 2.1 or earlier

Steps

The following steps describe how to re-provision an Automation Server. 

Perform the following steps from the Automation Server and not the Primary Application Server. 


Solution 1:

  1. Run mmc.exe.
  2. Click File > Add Remove/Snap-in.
  3. Under Available snapins, select Certificates and click Add.
  4. In the dialog box, select Computer account, and click Next.
  5. Click Finish, and then click OK.
  6. Go to Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates and delete EminentWare Certificates.
  7. Remove deviceID and CADeviceID from the follwing location in the registry:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\EminentWare\Data Grid Service.
  8. Open SQL Management Studio.
  9. On the Primary and Automation databases, clear the record for Automation from dbo.gc_device and dbo.device
  10. Run:
    setuphelper /provisionserver /type automation.
  11. Reset the Patch Manager passwords
  12. In the Patch Manager Administration Console, expand Patch Manager System Configuration > Security and User Management.
  13. In the Actions pane, click Credentials and click Change Password.
  14. Go to Patch Manager System Configuration > Patch Manager Servers.
  15. In the Actions pane, click Patch Manager Server Wizard.
  16. Register the Automation Server.

 

Solution 2

The following steps work in Patch Manger 2.1.3 as well.

  1. Run mmc.exe.
  2. Click File > Add Remove/Snap-in.
  3. Under Available snapins, select Certificates and click Add.
  4. Select Computer account, and click Next.
  5. Click Finish, and then click OK.
  6. Go to Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates.
  7. Delete EminentWare Certificates.
  8. Run a Patch Manager repair from Add/Remove.
  9. Complete the configuration wizard.

 

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