Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to Smelleke)
Updated my admin computer and clients to v3.7.1, recreated my lists, and all seems to be good now. No more dynamic IP flickering and all the DNS names are fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Smelleke)
Nope back to the same crap! Acting up majorly today!! I couldn't even delete computers from the All Computers list.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 3:13 AM (in response to Daniel Ball)
Yeah, it seems the preferences file for ARD gets corrupt very easily after you start adding machines, it works fine for a little while (resolving DNS does not work at all though) and then it starts corruping and chewing up RAM, flickering clients offline/online
I now even have random clients on different IP range showing up in may scanner which is set for another IP range, and its flickering between real IP and the IP for the actual machine found in that range,
ARD is offically broken by Apple themself and I they need to address this urgently, which unfortunatly I dont believe they are so dont expect this to be fixed in any near future..
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Smelleke)
I too was able to go in, remove all my machines and then rescan for them and now it seems to be working just fine.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to organicchunkysalsa)
but what happens if you relaunch ARD
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to artpics)
After you reset the lists and stuff its fine for me for a week or so from day to day even with quitting out of ARD Admin. It seems things really get screwed up after the weekend. So Monday's are fun!!
We have our DHCP to expire leases set to 1 day.
Someone on the Macenterprise lists said setting it to 72hours has helped. There is still some type of issue and Apple needs to fix it, just hope its sooner rather than later.
I'm tired of going around and turning on all the computers and having to delete them from All Computers in ARD Admin and setting everything up every week.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2014 12:30 PM (in response to Smelleke)
Same here. I have nothing new to add to a solution, just wanted to pile onto the list.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2014 7:30 AM (in response to Smelleke)
I also have nothing really to add, but I am having the same problem. I completely removed Apple Remote Desktop and reinstalled it, same issue persists. Not only do my computers have unstable IP addresses (according to ARD), most of them share a DNS name of a client's iPad who hasn't been to my office in six months.
Why would they release something knowing it cannot function for its main purpose?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 2:48 AM (in response to TJaymes)
I'm always suprised how Apple, after it has sold dozens or even hundreds of their (overpriced) units to a company or school, neglects us sysadmins who try to keep the systems running and the users happy. Don't forget: only happy users are returning customers.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2014 4:26 AM (in response to Daniel Ball)
Thank you Daniel
I had this problem for ages tried everything from Static IP's ( over 100 macs) static DNS's , same VLAN ... to asking apple specialists ... and apple itself... nobody knew how to fixe this....
The answer was .. Yeah thats how ARD is.... Really?????? Last time Apple Technician stopped responding to my emails.....
And only after your post I can work without running betweeen university buildings again
Thank you, thank you thank you....
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2014 8:05 AM (in response to barnsleyUC)
Your welcome! It was a pain to use for a few months!
You are aware that ARD 3.7.2 came out the other day that finally fixed this problem aren't you?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2014 8:33 AM (in response to Daniel Ball)
I can confirm that the new update fixes this issue and improves the daily lives of those of us that need to administer macs in our environments.