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This article provides an overview of the Mac OS X Directory Editor and associated dscl command line utility. It includes examples of using the Symantec Management Platform’s Custom Inventory for Mac to gather this directory data. This article is ...
Article by dougj | 28 Feb 2014 | 0 comments
Short answer : Disabling the Mac root user via the Directory Utility app or equivalent command line has no affect on the SMP Agent for Mac installation or subsequent functionality. Long answer : The Mac OS X Directory Utility, located ...
Article by dougj | 25 Feb 2014 | 0 comments
In some cases, it is helpful to reinstall the SMP Agent for Unix, Linux and Mac without uninstalling the currently installed agent. Following is a description of two methods for overwriting the existing agent. Note: In most cases it is preferable to ...
Article by dougj | 24 Feb 2014 | 3 comments
Certain Unix, Linux and Mac (ULM) agent data that was in clear text in previous versions has been encrypted in 7.5.  Among the data that is now encrypted are the package codebase and policy xml files, which are useful for troubleshooting purposes. This ...
Article by dougj | 24 Feb 2014 | 1 comment
  The following describes how the values for the resource keys are created on Mac clients. Run ' aex-helper info resource ' on any Unix, Linux or Mac client that has the SMP agent installed to see the resource keys and their values ...
Article by dougj | 06 Sep 2013 | 0 comments
Working with WMIC to Gather Inventory Data Microsoft’s wmic is a great little utility for quickly querying WMI classes. It is a very practicial tool for validiting Inventory Solution data. Following are a few insights and a batch file.   ...
Article by dougj | 10 Dec 2012 | 0 comments
The Symantec NS/SMP Agent for Unix and Linux v7.x requires full root privileges to run correctly. Modifying or reducing the root user privileges is unsupported and may cause the agent to fail, hang or stall during various processes including: ...
Article by dougj | 10 Aug 2012 | 0 comments
The Unix, Linux and Mac (ULM) agent includes a utility named 'aex-helper'. Among the many options is a 'query resource' option. This command line parameter will return the following information (which is much simpler than setting a ...
Article by dougj | 10 Aug 2012 | 0 comments
Following is a list of the Unix, Linux and Macintosh (ULM) installation files for the agent and solutions, the associated installation command provided by Symantec and the default location on the NS/SMP server. This list is based on the SMP 7.0 platform. ...
Article by dougj | 08 Jun 2011 | 0 comments
Apple has provided a large number of command line utilities that facilitate the management of Mac client computers. Many of these scripts have been used to create 'run script' tasks in the Symantec Management Platform (SMP)console for use by ...
Download by dougj | 10 May 2011 | 2 comments