I havent seen any documentation stating one way or the other whether or not you can designate your core server as a preferred server to use with HII. I am just curious as it is required to use a preferred server for the driver repository.
I have seen in recent postings where people have mentioned setting the core as a preferred server so that they can continue using the same driver folder as before (..\landesk\files\drivers). I actually temporarily configured the core myself yesterday as a preferred while troubleshooting my HII setup and it worked.
you can certainly configure your core server as preferred server. It is not a problem and is not ''dangerous''
Most of the administrators configure the CORE as a ''fake'' preferred server to have the possibility to specify access credentials for the other preferred servers.
MYCORE as preferred server, IP RANGE: 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 (a bit unrealistic)
PREFERRED-ONE, IP RANGE (your real stuff), username and password if needed...
@Sundita: Thanks I was hoping to hear of someone else doing this!
@StockTrader: Thanks for the info I was definitely hoping to hear this was not dangerous as I have a new install and am just getting past the agent roll out phase and now starting to get into SWD and OSD with HII.
Thanks for all your help!