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A little while ago, I wrote a script which aimed to make the documentation of our Windows firewalls a bit easier. Ideally I wanted something which could be nicely cut-and-pasted into some server documentation. It needed to work across our ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 22 Jun 2015 | 0 comments
Summary Altiris Agent health is something which is getting good traction at the moment with version 7.6 of the Symantec Management Platform. The reason for this is that in some environments Altiris Agent health can be an issue. Unhealthy Agents are ...
Article by ianatkin | 05 Jun 2015 | 0 comments
Summary What happens when you don't respect DS6.9/GSS3 Remote Console Resources Terminal Servers and Screensavers No Screensaver... No Console Killer Identifying Idle Sessions From the Command Line ...
Article by ianatkin | 05 Jun 2015 | 3 comments
The integration of IT Analytics with the Altiris has improved significantly on the 7.5 platform, and I expect that moving to 7.6 will show more boons once I get the time to test it. One of the struggles we have had with IT Analytics integration ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 22 May 2015 | 0 comments
Today one of our software packagers had an issue. One of his packages was not having it's distribution point updated correctly. The error in the Altiris Logs was as follows, Unexpected exception occurred when running Manage Distribution Points ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 20 May 2015 | 4 comments
Keep a bag of Carriage Returns handy The last couple of days saw me chasing my tail trying to find the cause of this peksy error in our SMP7.5 event logs, Failed to perform a ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 29 Apr 2015 | 0 comments
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