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Like many Symantec customers just now, I'm evaluating a Bombgar remote control appliance. To speed up the process of getting the applicance running, I decided to fire off our SSL cert request immediately on a Windows Server and work on the ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 08 Apr 2015 | 1 comment
As I had to ask for the exact link below to the pcAnywhere Solution EOL statement, I thought it might be useful to others if I posted it here in plain text. The text below has been extracted from the pdf release here on Symantec Connect. ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 08 Apr 2015 | 0 comments
When documenting our server installations, one of the time-consuming documentation line-items is the Windows Firewall. For our service development flexibility and speed, our Windows firewall management is not centralised. This has the disadvantage that ...
Article by ianatkin | 24 Mar 2015 | 0 comments
Introduction A few years ago, I posted to Symantec Connect our vbscript which triggers an audited Windows Update at the close of our computer build process. http://www.symantec.com/connect/downloads/vbscript-windows-updates The critical ...
Download by ianatkin | 26 Feb 2015 | 0 comments
Last week I took a look at ammending power plans in Windows 7. The aim was to create an Altiris job which ammended laptop power plans to stop them going to sleep when their lid was closed. This was for laptops which were likely to be used for ...
Article by ianatkin | 26 Jan 2015 | 0 comments
Today's download is one I use a lot. It's a script which converts a text file containing raw T-SQL to a format more readily consumed by programming code. I do a lot of task automation that embeds T-SQL, and this little script is  ...
Download by ianatkin | 26 Jan 2015 | 1 comment
Monitor Solution is an excellent product. However, one snag I hit hard in it's implementation is that the primary mechanism for delivering alerts is not email but the event console. This meant that I had to open up a web browser everytime I wanted ...
Article by ianatkin | 30 Oct 2014 | 0 comments
Two unrelated but noteworthy items I came across this week. The game ELITE and a article on Windows 10. Elite If you don't know the about the game Elite, it was something rather special when I was growing up.   Thanks to a £1.5m ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 29 Oct 2014 | 0 comments
Every now and then, it's nice to have metrics. So today I’m going to illustrate how simple trends can be divined from a few standard metrics that we can find in our Altiris databases.  Metrics are useful to gather for the following most ...
Article by ianatkin | 30 Sep 2014 | 0 comments
I've been fiddling over the last wee while with an idea for DS6.9 (see my previous blog entry). I've been thinking about how to introduce a working method for implementing global variables. You see, my complex jobs often have ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 19 Sep 2014 | 2 comments