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Re-provision an Automation Server

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Created by Erica Gill, last modified by Abdul.Aziz on Jul 13, 2017

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Overview

This article provides steps to re-provision an Automation Server. 

This can help in a scenario where an automation server was incorrectly deployed or was changed after being deployed resulting the automation server being incorrectly reported in the Patch Manager mmc GUI as having different details. 

Environment

Patch Manager version 2.1 or earlier

Steps

How to re-provision an Automation Server.

Note: The below steps should be performed from Automation Server and NOT Primary Server
Solution 1:

  1. Run mmc.exe. Click File > Add Remove/Snap-in... Add Certificates, select Computer account, click Next and Finish. Click OK. Go to Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates and delete EminentWare Certificates.
  2. Remove deviceID and CADeviceID from registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\EminentWare\Data Grid Service).
  3. Run SQL Management Studio and clear record for Automation from dbo.gc_device and dbo.device (do it for both DB: Primary and Automation);
  4. Run setuphelper /provisionserver /type automation.
  5. Reset passwords in Patch Manager (Go to Patch Manager System Configuration > Security and User Management > choose Credentials and click Change Password).
  6. Go to Patch Manager System Configuration > Patch Manager Servers > click on Patch Manager Server Wizard and register Automation Server.

 

Solution 2: Below steps also worked in PM 2.1.3

  1. Open mmc -> Click File > Add Remove/Snap-in -> Add Certificates -> Select Computer account, click Next and Finish. Click OK.
  2. Go to Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates and delete EminentWare Certificates.
  3. Do repair of Patch manager from Add/Remove. Make sure to complete the configuration wizard.

 

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