The Agent/Distribution server installation and Patch scan fail with error message - "Network Path was not found."
This error will be shown if,
You can resolve this issue as follows:
Check the client computer is switched on and connected in the network properly to install agent/Distribution server and carry operations like Patch Scan/Remote Control/Asset Scan. Also, ensure that you have specified the computer name correctly. The following steps will help you confirm the client machine's accessibility:
Goto Start > Run > Type computer name prefixed by "\\" and hit the Enter key
Enable this in all the client computers as below to carry out remote operations like Agent or Distribution server Installation/ Patch Scan/ Inventory Scan/ Remote Control in the client machines.
For computers using Operating System released before Windows 7, follow the steps mentioned below;
For computers using Windows 7 as Operating System, follow the steps mentioned below;
Firewall has to be configured for a problem-free agent-server communication. Enable the Microsoft Firewall settings in the application as follows and try doing the desired opeartion.
Goto Admin tab > Agent Settings > General Settings > Select Enable Firewall Settings
The settings will get applied during the subsequent refresh cycle.
To apply the steps immediately, follow the steps mentioned below:
Note: The below steps are also applicable for the installation of Distribution server
Note: You will still have problems related to Windows firewall in case, the Group Policy is configured to not allow exceptions. To overcome this, you will need to modify the GPO accordingly to allow the Central Server to communicate the Patch Manager Plus Agents via the 135 and 445 ports.
Run the script as explained below in all the client machines to configure the Firewall to carry out remote operations like Agent Installation/ Patch Scan/ Inventory Scan in the client machines:
Running the above script will open the following ports in the client computers and installs the Agent/Distribution server:
To run the script in multiple computers, you can either use the PsExec utility or add this script as a startup script in the GPO of Active Directory.
The application copies the Agent/Distribution server binaries to the Admin$ of the client machine prior to triggering Agent/ Installation. Therefore it is essential to have the Admin$ enabled in the client machines for smooth Agent/Distribution server Installation. You will need to edit the registry to enable the default administrative share.
For Windows Server 2008 R2: In case you have a Windows Server 2008 R2 based domain environment you can enable the Admin$ in your client machine using a Start-Up script. Please refer to this document for details.