Package got advertised on lot of machines -  how?

Hi All

We deploy packages using Security groups in our environment.
Each Security group is linked to a collection which has a query.

Based on the security group membership, the machines get added to collections. A advertisement is applied on the collection

There were only 4 machines in the security group/Collection, but somehow got advertised to 9000 machines.

We are unable to figure out how 9000 machines got this advertisement. 

If we check the collection, it shows only 4 machines though.

Similar issue happened few times even before.

Package/Advertisement status under System Status is not helping.

How can we figure out how these machines got this advertisement? 

Please help.  

June 26th, 2013 6:04pm

Check there is any sub collection linked to the security group collection if so check if you advertise the package to sub collections

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June 26th, 2013 6:56pm


You can also check the "Advertisement Status" home page for specific advertisement and target collection.

Hope this helps.


Manohar Pusala

June 26th, 2013 7:43pm

Hi All

We found out that the advertisement did not actually reach the client machines but the strange part is the Advertisement reports show status messages of failed, no status, waiting etc.

If there is an issue with the reporting service then how come it is showing various status messages? It makes sense if it shows only Accepted status.

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June 27th, 2013 9:08pm

Hi Kantzy,

Whats the update on the problem ? Is it resolved..
If so, please post the solution/findings here, so that it will be useful for others facing this kind of issue.

July 1st, 2013 9:30am

The issue is still not resolved. We are still unable to figure out how the reporting is showing wrong numbers.
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July 1st, 2013 10:14pm

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