Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

automatic client installations from a member server?

automatic client installations from a member server?

automatic client installations from a member server?


I would like to install NAV CE 7.5 on an NT member server but would like to push out installations to the desktops via the server. Is this possible? I have tried configuring a member server in this way and have had the desktops automatically map a drive to the member server when they log on to our network but the client installations are not automatically pushed out. The only way I can get the client installations to push out automatically is if I make the NT server a P/BDC so that the desktops are physically logging on to the server via the domain in the microsoft client. Is this the only way to push out client installations or can I push out client installtions another way?

RE: automatic client installations from a member server?

YOu shouldn't have to make the server a pdc/bdc. have you set up the Symantec System Center console on the server yet? If you have, there is a tool within it that allows you to silently push down the NAV client to the workstations. AFter that, the client will look to that server for any future updates for the DAT virus files.

Let me know if this works for you!


RE: automatic client installations from a member server?

Hi Technidiva,

I know that I can run the following file:


on the Windows 95 PC from the NT server and that this will install NAV in managed mode which will enable me to configure automatic definition file updates for the client in the future.......but will it not only do this for the file definitions? What if I decide to upgrade the version of NAV on the server from eg 7.5 to 7.6. Will I be able to push updates of the version of NAV to the PC rather than just updates to the virus definitions?

RE: automatic client installations from a member server?

Nope, program updates can't be 'pushed' down to clients or servers. By the way, please note that NAVCE 7.6 is not able to manage NAVCE 7.5 clients as specified in the ReadMe. You will need to uninstall 7.5 first, reboot the systems and install 7.6.

Check out the 7.6 ReadMe for more details.

Hope, this may help

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close