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DCM working on Altiris 7.1?

Created: 28 Jun 2012 | 3 comments

Hi guys,

We just bought Altiris 7.1 and installed it on Windows 2008r2 servers.  We run Dell business computers for all our clients.  Is there any Dell software that will work on Altiris 7.1?  We would like to be able to change the BIOS settings on our Dell clients to go to PXE first, be able to gather Dell warranty info, etc.  I read great things about the Dell Client Mgmt suite, but most download links fail to actually work

http://dell.symantec.com/dell-client-manager-32

I was able to download some SIM 7.0 stuff, but the install failed and I read that it does not work on 7.1.  Does any Dell Management software work on 7.1?

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/cant-download-dell-client-manager-32-sim

Thanks,

Dan

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sfaucher's picture

Nothing confirmed here but I've gotten the feeling recently that Dell was not so focused on Symantec integration anymore since they started pushing Dell KACE systems management appliances. Dell was not at the Symantec Vision conference at all this year, and DCM hasn't been updated in quite some time.

Shawn Faucher | Senior Technology Analyst

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
 

Dmitri_Gornev's picture

Dell systems management using 7.1 Symantec Management Platform is limited to servers ("Dell Management Console" product). Client management is not currently supported and there is no "Dell Client Manager" product available for 7.1 platform.

Patrick Tyler's picture

While DCM is not available for the 7.1 platform, you can also leverage the recently published whitepaper on Dell integration found: here.  There are also downloads that will give you reports, jobs / tasks, and such to provide similar functionality as we had in DCM.