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Quite often, it is necessary to modify certain values in the agent's client.conf file on Unix, Linux or Macintosh clients when troubleshooting issues. Among those values is the debug_level. The attached shell scripts can be used to ...
Download by dougj | 19 Jun 2008 | 3 comments
Part of nearly every Altiris Notification Server implementation includes Software Delivery. Software Delivery enables us to, well, deliver software, but also provides us distribution points, policy-based actions on client computers, and ...
Article by EMercado | 19 Jun 2008 | 2 comments
It's really not that difficult to direct a Unix, Linux or Macintosh client to a different NS server. Simply change the 'Server-1' value in the client.conf, restart the agent and voila! The following shell script will even do ...
Download by dougj | 19 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
Sometimes a Windows Executable, Script, or Command will fail with an error. What does that mean? While there is no enforced set of error code meanings, most executables and all system commands follow a standard definition of error codes. You can ...
Blog Entry by CondorMan | 18 Jun 2008 | 1 comment
Have you ever wanted to start, stop, delete, create, or configure a service in your batch script? The "SC" command will allow you to do this and more. Here are a few examples of how you can use this command: ...
Blog Entry by CondorMan | 18 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
What would you do if highly skilled hackers hired by a competitor infiltrated your environment, planting viruses to damage productivity and attempting to steal your intellectual property? What would you do if those same hackers began systematically ...
Article by Joel Smith | 17 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
If you have not read Part 1 of this series, please read it first. This is a continuation of that story. Antivirus is a must for any IT infrastructure. Without it productivity is quickly reduced as viruses run rampant in the environment. Keeping ...
Article by Joel Smith | 17 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
While running some reports on server hardware I realized that some of the servers were missing the serial, manufacturer, and model information. I needed this information for inventory forwarding and system model counts. After identifying ...
Blog Entry by nravenscroft | 16 Jun 2008 | 1 comment
Windows Installer 4.5 is now available as a redistributable system component for the following operating systems: Windows Server 2008, 32-bit editions Windows Server 2008, 64-bit editions Windows Server 2008, Itanium-based editions ...
Blog Entry by Martin Charker | 12 Jun 2008 | 3 comments
Sometimes a Windows Installer will fail with an error 16xx. What does that mean? You can find out by viewing Microsoft's list of Windows Installer Error Codes and their meanings here . You might want to add that link to your favorites if you ...
Blog Entry by CondorMan | 06 Jun 2008 | 4 comments