CapaInstaller Synchronization Service (CiSync) is a windows service responsible for synchronizing data between CapaInstaller Management Points, CapaInstaller Management Servers and CapaInstaller OS Deployment Servers. The data being synchronized can be software packages, OS images or simply (SMP)share content.
The purpose of the CapaInstaller Synchronization service is to keep the CapaInstaller Management Points or CapaInstaller Management Servers up to date.
The service, like all services, is controlled from another application; the CapaInstaller Management Console and more specifically; the System Administration, OS Deployment and Configuration Management plugins.
What is installed?
The service is always installed on the CapaInstaller management point. but on the CapaInstaller Management Server, it is a choice you have to make.
What is sync?
Synchronization is basically the term used for the actions taken to ensure that two objects are equal. This is by far different from the task of copying from point A to B.
When does it synchronize?
When you create a CapaInstaller management point or deploy a CapaInstaller Management Server then an initial synchronization is issued. To keep your servers up to date, you can set up a schedule to perform synchronization at regular intervals.
What is synchronized?
Essentially, all data, configuration, and packages.
Synchronization in CapaInstaller is divided into two technologies, that is either a push copy or pull synchronization.
The synchronization is a service that must have access to the CapaInstaller database.
If the computer holding the service is within the same domain as the SQL server, the recommended method for accessing the database is as Windows authentication.
Otherwise, SQL authentication is available.
Be aware that since each synchronization service requires access to the SQL server, a SQL Server Client Access License (CAL) must be obtained.
Right-click on the sync service brings the following possibilities:
This will remove the service from the server.
This will show the property page for the service.