How do I change the ADSM setup on a Windows computer that used to belong to someone else?

The TSM manual says: "When the [TSM] client scheduler ... runs as a Windows service, the options in the registry are used instead [of the options in the dsm.opt file]. If you are using the scheduler service and change an option in the dsm.opt file, you must update the corresponding value in the registry as well."

The problem is that changing the information in with the TSM client doesn't necessarily change the TSM Registry entries. This is of interest to people using version 5.4 and below of the TSM Windows Client. In Version 5.5 and higher, changing scheduler information in the TSM Scheduler Setup Wizard will change the Registry entries.

So, if you are recycling a computer -- changing it from one nodeID to another, say from cbabbage.adsm1 to adabyron.adsm1, then you should delete the Tivoli Windows Registry items before you install and/or reconfigure. Or if you want to cleanly re-install TSM, you should delete the Registry entries.

Here's how to change from one nodeID to another.

  • If you are using Window XP, Vista, or Windows 7,
    1. Install the newest version of TSM for it (Version 5.5.1.1+), if necessary.
    2. Then open the TSM Backup-Archive GUI, edit the Preferences in TSM and use the TSM Scheduler Wizard to set TSM up to use the new nodeID.
    3. If you set TSM up to use the TSM Client Acceptor, you will have to delete the Client Acceptor daemon service from your Windows Registry as outlined below.
  • However, if you are using an older version of Windows,
    1. You need to completely uninstall TSM and delete the TSM Schedule service and the Tivoli and IBM software entries in your Windows registry.
    2. Then install TSM from scratch and set it up for the new nodeID.

Here's how to delete the TSM entries from your registry.

  1. Start > Run...
  2. Type: regedit
    in the Open: box and click OK.
  3. On the left-hand side of the Registry Editor, click the + beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  4. Click the + beside SYSTEM.
  5. Click the + beside CurrentControlSet. (This is the one that your system uses when it boots. The other ControlSets are the last known good configurations.)
  6. Click the + beside Services.
    Registry Editor
  7. Scroll down to find the TSM Scheduler and the TSM Client Acceptor if you are using that. Right-click on their names and select Delete from the right-click menu.
    Delete in RegEd
  8. Do the same with My Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > IBM > ADSM -- Right-click on ADSM and select Delete.
  9. Do the same with My Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Tivoli -- Right-click on Tivoli and select Delete.

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Last updated: 

June 29, 2015

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