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Following a recent Patch Tuesday run, some client machines that met the criteria for some patch applications, attempted to run the installation of certain patches - and received a client-side status messages in the Altiris Agent of "Run Failed" ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments
One of the more frustrating systems infrastructure management problems in using and maintaining the Symantec Management Platform (Notification Server), is how to clean up outdated or broken Software Delivery packages. In many cases, the ...
Article by BRING | 18 Feb 2009 | 4 comments
What Does Not Work Custom Inventory is a very useful method for targeting specific applications. It can capture a large variety of items, especially thru the use of WMI. It can parse the registry, and the hard disk's file ...
Article by BRING | 12 Nov 2008 | 1 comment
Standard Reports - You should be able to trust them, especially when they have to do with how complete your patching is in your environment. Normally you can check the reports (Like the "Microsoft Compliance and Vulnerability by ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 10 Nov 2008 | 0 comments
Often You might run into circumstances where a PMImport has run and Software Update Advertisements get disabled. The tough part about this is that there is no easy way to know that, until your patching cycle completes and you find out that ...
Download by BRING | 10 Oct 2008 | 1 comment
Why do I see the same installer listed 3 times when I created the Software Update Tasks for MS08-053? See the graphic below. They are not actually the same. In creating the task, unfortunately Microsoft did not label the tasks ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 17 Sep 2008 | 0 comments
Recently, it was discovered that a client machine had a Task History entry for Hardware Inventory, AEXMACHINV.exe of 'Task Stopped'? In fact, AEXMACHINV.exe stays active and in place, showing up in the computers task manager ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 04 Aug 2008 | 1 comment
Measure twice and cut once. Sometimes not remembering to do that causes trouble, and has sometimes ruined some beautiful wood stock. Frequently we do something similar in the Task Server environment when we forget to check the ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 21 Feb 2008 | 0 comments
Task Server has added some great new capabilities to the Altiris environment. And some solutions are taking advantage of those capabilities. Software Delivery is one of them. However, it is important to make sure that you have rolled out the Software ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 21 Feb 2008 | 0 comments
Naming objects in our Notification Server environment. Seems fairly simple, but the process can be a bit troublesome. Or naming applications, or custom dataclasses. Some times we like to use reserved characters in those names to be ...
Blog Entry by BRING | 13 Feb 2008 | 0 comments