Storing preferred package servers in the registry

If you want to configure a fallback list of preferred servers that will be used if there are no servers in the preferredserver.dat file, you can create the following registry key on managed devices, and set the value to the preferred package server name. You can specify multiple package servers by separating them with semicolons.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\WinClient\SoftwareDistribution\PreferredPackageServer

Here's a sample registry entry:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\WinClient\SoftwareDistribution]"PreferredPackageServer "="Server1;Server2;Server3"