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Created: 11 Feb 2013 • Updated: 11 Feb 2013
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It feels like my freshman years in the IT business, where there is no fear, not a single worry. Beer and pizza will be there later, and all things will work it's self out.

Well I am lost for words on this product deployment so far. Lots of bells and whistles to see in the Altiris 7.5 SMP, tons of automated actions that you don't have to script to do. Something you can train even beginner IT forayers to use in the console when it comes to software management, Patch and Inventory.

Until you get to the DS, we suddenly have lost our ability to image machines. As in issues on both Notification servers, separate issues, different errors. But bottom line is simply we cant reliably deploy any images.

The issues seems to relate to either timing, or design. The NSE's are supposed to get processed with priorities, and since inventory is one of the least important it becomes at the back of the line. So we went to Initial Deploy as a method for sending a highly prioritized NSE. That didn't always work. The Known machines at times will have multiple instances in the console. One for the WinPE random name and one for the AD domain name.

Confused and not impressed so far, image is simple? Another call with Altiris today on the continuation of the cases.