Group Server Network Scan

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ennis, Sep 14, 2006.

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  1. ennis

    ennis Registered Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    It seems that when I have Group Server installed, it more or less continuiously, and automagicaly, scans my network for other servers. By continuously, I mean there is a burst several times a minute, for hours.

    This of course, panics my network/secuirity collegues - who immidiately see this as potential virus activity (and want to boot my "very important" server off the network, etc.).

    I'm assuming that this is related to the network scan. At boot time, Group Server also pins(*) the processor at 100% for a several minutes.

    (*) pins is an under statement - it's more like it beats it over the head with a folding chair, and then puts it into a figure-four leg lock.

    How can I turn this *feature* off (other than uninstalling Group Server)?
  2. millerja01a

    millerja01a Registered Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Just to pop this post to the top...we're seeing the same behavior in our VMWare ESX hosted TI Ent 9.1 test server. Lots of IP scanning if we allow the group server service to run.

    Does anyone have a solution for this?

  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello ennis and millerja01a,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Remote Server Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Could you please set the startup type to the "Acronis Group Server" service in the Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Managment -> Services and Applications to "manual"? In order to do so please right-click on the selected service, select Properties and choose "Manual" for the Startup Type. After that reboot the computer.

    After that the services start only when the group task starts.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2006
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