Task Server is an infrastructure component that provides task sequencing and automation for Altiris Solutions. The functionality is similar to what Deployement Solution provides with its Job engine, but it is built on the Notification Server infrastructure allowing the rest of the Altiris Solution catalog to take advantage of its powerful features.
This component is part of the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP4. For release notes, see knowledgebase article 49811.
Task Server minimum hardware recommendations are as follows:
Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent
1 GB RAM
1 GB disk space
Before installing Task Server on any version of Windows 2008, you must do the following:
Go to Server manager and ensure that the web services role is selected. This installs IIS 7.
The options you need to enable when installing the web services role are:
IIS6 compatibility tools
ASP.NET (under Application Development)
After installing the web services role, run the following command (you MUST do this before installing task server, not after, otherwise the Task Server will not function):
%systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set app "Default Web Site/" /applicationPool:"Classic .NET AppPool"
You can install this product by using the Symantec Installation Manager. You can download the installation files directly to your server or you can create offline installation packages. For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide (knowlegebase article 45732).
You can upgrade this product from 6x versions if you run the Symantec Installation Manager on a Notification Server 6x computer. To upgrade from the 6x version, you must first upgrade your 6x Notification Server to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 or later. For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide (knowlegebase article 45732).
Ports used by Task Server
Task Server uses ports 50120-50124.
Installation and Upgrade issues
The following issues are known issues related to installing and upgrading this product. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.
Install Task Server 7.0 SP4 before importing task information
You must first install Task Server 7.0 SP4 before you can import any task information (such as tasks, jobs, task status, or task schedules) from Task Server 6.x.