Reference Material | Registry settings

Below you will find a list of the registry settings used by the components of Specops Deploy / OS.

Image Server registry keys

Registry KeyDescription
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\ClearLogFileClears the log file when the service is started.
0: Keep log file
1: Clear log file
Default value: 0x00000001 (1)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\DebugEnables or disables debug logging on the Image Server.
Default value: 0X00000000 (0)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\DelegationRootSpecifies the LDAP path which has been specified as the scope of management for the Image Server during the installation.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\DeploymentRepositoryDriveSpecifies the drive letter where the Deployment Repository of the Image Server resides. This is configured during the setup process.
Default value: “D:\”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\LogFilePathSet the file path where the debug file for the Deployment Server should be stored.
Default value: “C:\SpecopsDeployDeploymentServer.log”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\MaxMbFileSizeMaximum size of a log file before a new log file is created. Note that only the two latest log files will be kept.
Default value: 0x0000000a (10)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\NamingPatternStores the naming pattern defined on the Image Server.
Default value: “”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\RemotingPort NumberSpecifies the port which the Deployment Server service should use for network communication.
Default value: “0x00001117 (4375)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\ReplicationMasterDriveSpecifies the drive letter where the Replication Share of the Image Server is located.
Default value: “D:\”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Image Server\UpdateIntervalSpecifies how often (in milliseconds) the Image Server should update its Service Connection Point with heartbeat information.
Default value: “0x00002710 (10000)

Deployment Server registry keys

Registry keyDescription
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\ClearLogFileClears the log file when the service is started.
0: Keep log file
1: Clear log file
Default value: 0x00000001 (1)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\DebugEnables or disables debug logging on the Deployment Server.
Default value: 0X00000000 (0)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\LogFilePathSet the file path where the debug file for the Deployment Server should be stored.
Default value: “C:\SpecopsDeployDeploymentServer.log”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\MaxMbFileSizeMaximum size of a log file before a new log file is created. Note that only the two latest log files will be kept.
Default value: 0x0000000a (10)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\RemotingPort NumberSpecifies the port which the Deployment Server service should use for network communication.
Default value: “0x00001117 (4375)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\ReplicationMasterDriveSpecifies the drive letter where the Replication Share of the Image Server is located.
Default value: “D:\”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\Server2003SetupSourcePathSpecifies the file path where setup files for Windows Server 2003 can be found. This information is only used on Server 2003 in order to automatically locate system files used when enabling the required features to run a Deployment Server.
Default value: “”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Deployment Server\UpdateIntervalSpecifies how often (in milliseconds) the Deployment Server service should update its Service Connection Point with heartbeat information.
Default value: “0x00002710 (10000)
HKEY\SOFTWARE\SpecopsSoft\Specops Deploy\PXE Filter\DebugEnables or disables PXE filter debug logging on the Deployment Server.
Debug=1

Reboot server following PXE boot.

File location: c:\windows\debug
sdpxeflt[SVCHOST].log

Admin tool registry keys

Registry keyDescription
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\ClearLogFileClears the log file when the service is started.
0: Keep log file
1: Clear log file
Default value: 0x00000001 (1)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\ConnectionTimeoutSets the connection timeout (in seconds) used by the admin tools when trying to communicate with the Image Server and Deployment Server services.
Default value: 0x00000b4 (180)
Note: It is recommended that you increase the connection timeout value to 7200.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\DebugEnables or disables debug logging of the activity performed by the Specops Deploy / OS Admin tool.
Default value: 0X00000000 (0)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\DeploymentServerErrorStateThresholdSets the maximum age (in minutes) that status information from a Deployment Server may be before the admin tools should indicate an error on the server.
Default value: 0x00000002 (2)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\DSFullPollingIntervalSpecifies how often (in seconds) the admin tool should query the Active Directory for new Deployment Servers.
Note: If this key is not present the admin tool will use the FullPollingInterval value instead.
Default value: None. This key has to be created manually.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\DSPollingIntervalSpecifies how often (in seconds) the admin tool should query the Active Directory for new information from already discovered Deployment Servers.
Note: If this key is not present the admin tool will use the FullPollingInterval value instead.
Default value: None. This key has to be created manually.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\FullPollingIntervalSets the how often (in seconds) the admin tools should query the Active Directory for new client deployments.
Default value: 0x0000003c (60)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\ImageServerErrorStateThresholdSets the maximum age (in minutes) that status information from an Image Server may be before the admin tools should indicate an error on the server.
Default value: 0x00000002 (2)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\InstallationErrorStateThresholdSets the maximum time (in minutes) that an OS installation may run before the admin tools should indicate an error with the installation.
Default value: 0x000000f0 (240)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\ISFullPollingIntervalSpecifies how often (in seconds) the admin tool should query the Active Directory for new Image Servers.
If this key is not present the admin tool will use the FullPollingInterval value instead.
Default value: None. The key has to be created manually.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\ISPollingIntervalSpecifies how often (in seconds) the admin tool should query the Active Directory for new information already discovered Image Servers.
If this key is not present the admin tool will use the PollingInterval value instead.
Default value: None. The key has to be created manually.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\LogFilePathSet the file path where the debug file for the admin tools should be stored.
Default value: “C:\SpecopsDeployAdminToolsOS.log”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\MaxMbFileSizeMaximum size of a log file before a new log file is created. Note that only the two latest log files will be kept.
Default value: 0x0000000a (10)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\PollingIntervalSpecifies how often (in seconds) the admin tool should query the Active Directory for client deployment information from already discovered deployments.
Default value: 0.00000005(5)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS\UseLightGraphicsDisables advanced animations in the admin tool live view UI.
Default value: 0x00000000 (0)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Deploy\Admin Tools OS
LogFileViewerPath
Specifies the program to use when opening a log file from the Administration Tools.