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Password protect the Altiris NS Agent

Created: 25 Aug 2010 • Updated: 04 Nov 2010 | 2 comments
Desmond Sanders's picture
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The problem with users having administrative rights on workstations still persists.  This obviously allows users to uninstall the Altiris Agent, since the Altiris Agent is now developed by Symantec,  can they not add a policy to require a password to uninstall and / or stop the Altiris Agent, as it is possible with the SEP 11 agent?

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Pano's picture

Story of our lives!  I'm going to guess NS8 will have this must needed feature. 

To help you before that, you can implement a login script via GPO to help police this problem.  We have a rudimentary VBScript that currently checks the presence of the agent and submits a case if it's missing.   I plan on overhauling to handle more scenarios.  Good luck!

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Securing Altiris Agent

Jim Harings
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