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Server mapping to wwwrootbes breaks client gathering

Technote (troubleshooting)


The following article explains the symptoms and error messages that occur when the mapping of the server to the wwwrootbes folder is broken.


All clients unable to gather and report and start to grey out in the console.


Mapping to wwwrootbes maintained in registry keys has broken (this could have been caused during an upgrade of the server components).

Diagnosing the problem

The following error messages will recur in the BESRelay.log on the server:
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:13:49 -0400 - DatabasePropagator (1120) - File error "class FileNotFoundError" on "C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Server\wwwrootbes\bfmirror\bfsites\manydirlists_2\__mdirlist_262d725ef63cc33f0068ba4a53169ee3c16890de": Windows Error 00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:13:49 -0400 - DatabasePropagator (1120) - Disconnecting from database; will reconnect in 10 seconds.

The following error message will recur in the client logs for the client on the server when the client goes to gather the actionsite:
At 11:02:39 -0400 - actionsite (http://BIGFIXSERVER:52311/cgi-bin/bfgather.exe/actionsite)
FAILED to Synchronize - Tivoli Endpoint Manager could not verify the authenticity of the site content. - class NotASignedMessage - gather url -

Resolving the problem

To resolve the problem:
1. Determine where the wwwrootbes folder on the server is.
2. Update the following registry keys with the full path to the wwwrootbes folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\Enterprise Server
REG_SZ: wwwRootFolder

REG_SZ: value

For example, if the wwwrootbes folder is located at D:\Data\wwwrootbes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\Enterprise Server
REG_SZ: wwwRootFolder = D:\Data\wwwrootbes\

REG_SZ: value = D:\Data\wwwrootbes\

Restart the BES Root Server and BESClient service on the server for the settings to take effect quicker.

As a master console operator, take a blank action to all computers in the deployment.

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1641677

Modified date: 31 March 2014

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