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You can use Remote Update to manage  EventSentry installations on your network. This feature allows you to perform the following tasks on remote computers:


Install, update and uninstall EventSentry agents

Query the EventSentry status

Push configuration changes (System Health Settings, Filters, Actions etc.) to remote computers

Control the EventSentry service (start & stop)


The most commonly used EventSentry options of remote update are explained below:


1.Deploy Agent: This will install the agent on the remote computer, copy the local configuration to the remote computer and start the agent.


2.Update Configuration: If a computer already has the agent installed then you can use this option to keep the configuration on the remote host up-to-date. "Push Configuration" pushes the entire configuration to the remote computers.


3.Other Actions -> Update/Upgrade: After you have installed a new version of EventSentry on the machine with the management application, you can use this option to distribute this new version to all the computers in your network running the EventSentry agent.




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Groups and Remote Update

You can organize your servers into different groups and assign different packages to each group or computer. You can also make packages global, and any package can be blocked on a per-host basis. You can also assign packages based on services that exist on a monitored host.


Do-It: Importing/Adding Computers into Remote Update

Before you can use the remote update you will need to:


1.Make sure one or more groups exist (and add one or more if necessary)
2.Import or manually add computers to the Remote Update groups


Create Groups: Right-click the Groups node and select "Add Group" to add up to 254 groups. The groups you are adding will show up under the Groups node immediately.


Manually Add Computers: Right-click the computers node under the group node and select "Add" from the menu. You can now enter the computer name and hit ENTER to confirm. Repeat this step for every computer you would like to add.


Import Computers: Instead of adding computers one-by-one, you can import computers from either the network neighborhood, active directory or an ASCII text file. Right-click a group and select "Import Computers" to start the import wizard, ASCII files need one computer name per line.


Do-It: Install EventSentry on a number of computers

After configuring actions, filters and adding computers to the remote update list, you are ready to install the EventSentry agent on the remote computers.


1.Right-click a computers node and select Deploy Agent. If you see check boxes next to the computers then you need to right-click anywhere and select Go from the menu.
2.If you would like to install the agent only on a number of computers, then you can right-click the Computers container and select Use Check boxes.



Hint: Instead of only updating computers from a particular group, you can apply updates to computers from all groups through the "Remote" menu.


Do-It: Updating the EventSentry configuration on a number of computers

If you already installed the agent on all required computers on your network then you can easily update their configuration (system health, actions, filters, etc.) with one simple step. Right-click the Computers container of the desired group and select Push Configuration. Then select the configuration options you would like to update. After clicking OK, the updated configuration will be sent to the remote computers; a service restart is not necessary.