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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
Yesterday I was looking at my SMP licensing using SIM (the Symantec Installation Manager) and I was troubled that certain licenses might not be applying correctly. So, I decided ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 02 Sep 2014 | 0 comments
Today's little download is a simple log collecting script which I use for opening Symantec Support cases. It creates in the same folder as the batch file a log folder and dumps into it the following, Windows Event Logs Installed Programs ...
Download by ianatkin | 07 Jul 2014 | 6 comments
Today I’m going to introduce you to a handy script I made to provide a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)  ‘ping-like’ facility on the command-line. I distribute this to my server estate so I always have something to hand which can punch that little bit ...
Download by ianatkin | 30 Sep 2013 | 0 comments
One issue I face regularly with vendor products is detecting whether they are actually working or not.  A vendor service may be up, a process may be running, but this does not mean that the service is able to perform useful work. Whilst elaborate ...
Idea by ianatkin | 11 Sep 2013 | 0 comments
Today I'm going to talk about something that server admins fear the most. Server Documentation . As we all know, installing a server, configuring it and then generally playing with it (often till it breaks) is fun. But the moment you want a ...
Article by ianatkin | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments
Been messing the last few days with a combination of t-sql and Word macros to create a way of documenting the policies and rules for Altiris Monitor 7.1 servers. All pretty much done, so am writing up for CONNECT. Here's a taster graphic ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 06 Sep 2013 | 6 comments
I need a solution Has anyone come across Monitor Solution not firing off alerts as expected? There is a KB to resolve which works, ...
Forum Discussion by ianatkin | 27 Aug 2013 | 0 comments
I need a solution I'm trying to build a monitor solution 7.1 report which contains the same data as is made available through the monitor solution email tokens. This is so that ...
Forum Discussion by ianatkin | 16 Aug 2013 | 3 comments