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Help Working with Multiple NSs

Created: 25 Jul 2006 • Updated: 26 Jul 2006 • 3 comments
JeffDG's picture
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Ever get annoyed when working with multiple NSs and they're all titled "Altiris Console" in your task bar? I personally work daily with 5 production NSs, along with 2-3 test NSs, and often with IE consoles, up to 3-4 of them are open at a time.

If you find yourself in this situation, I've found a way to make it work much better. I'm not sure if this is "supported" as you need to edit one of Altiris' files to make it work, but it's a minor edit...

The file in question is the Console.aspx. This is in the Notification Server directory (default is c:\program files\altiris\notification server\console.aspx)

Open the file up in Notepad, and near the top, you will see a line like:

rm.GetString("PageTitle") %

To help you out, add your server name or other identifier in here


    +" - ServerName"


Now in your task bar, it will show up as "Altiris Console - ServerName". If you set this up on all your NSs, each one will show up differently on your task bar, letting you keep track much more easily.

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pebcak's picture

You can do the same thing in the new console by changing header.aspx in the \Program Files\Altiris\CustomConsole\Web folder. Here is my change in that file:

<code><title><%= resMgr.PAGETITLE +" - Desktop NS"%></title></code>

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Lokinar's picture

Yes, this is good, but is there any way to remove the branding from IE Titlebar alltogether or to remove the standard "Altiris Console 6.5" to put something else in such as "Master Console"?? Or to our Company Name?

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paulhicks's picture

We achieved this change of names under NS6.0 and NS6.5 as described above, but under SMP7.1 I've found that there are many header.aspx files. The one in ...CustomConsole\Web has the desired affect. But I'm waiting for confirmation from our engineer that this is the only one that needs changing, and there isn't a more "appropriate" way of achieving this aim.

We have completely replaced the <TITLE> ... </TITLE> line with a hard-coded string distinctive to each NS, that describes the business purpose of that NS in a way that is distinctive in the first few characters.

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