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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
In today's enterprise, application administrators are increasingly required to be IT generalists with knowledge spanning far beyond the application layer. Applications demand performance and when an application underperforms, we are increasingly ...
Article by ianatkin | 28 Jun 2012 | 12 comments
The newly updated version is now available: Getting The Hang Of IOPS v1.3 If you are an Altiris Administrator, take it from me that IOPS are important to you. What I hope to do in today's article is to help you understand what IOPS are ...
Article by ianatkin | 28 Mar 2011 | 48 comments
In this chapter we'll be covering how to script Windows XP using Altiris Deployment Server. We'll dive beyond the shallows here, covering topics such as driver injection, device identification and mass-storage controllers. These aforementioned ...
Article by ianatkin | 04 Nov 2010 | 0 comments
In this article we're going to setup our final automation OS, WinPE, as an automation option in our PXE environment. The History of WinPE The Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) was released to system builders (OEMs) with Windows XP ...
Article by ianatkin | 13 Sep 2010 | 5 comments
Now that we have a nicely functioning PXE server up and running with the Linux automation option, it is about time now we expanded the automation OS support. The OS we'll be looking at in this chapter is Microsoft's D isk O perating S ...
Article by ianatkin | 10 Sep 2010 | 2 comments
Now we've got a managed computer in the console, in this chapter we will focus on how we can image it using Altiris' built-in PXE Server. We'll begin by first covering how the PXE protocol works, and then move on to highlight how the ...
Article by ianatkin | 26 Aug 2010 | 1 comment
In this article, we'll look at what we can do to help manage computers once they're in the console. We'll cover the basics here, such as inventory and remote control, before proceeding to create our first task which will be to reboot a ...
Article by ianatkin | 26 Jul 2010 | 0 comments
In the previous chapter we focused on the various ways we can install the legacy AClient agent for Deployment Server. In this chapter, we'll be taking a look at the newer DAgent by working through the equivalent agent install methods on a ...
Article by ianatkin | 23 Jul 2010 | 5 comments
If you recall from Part 2 , for DS to manage a computer we need to install a little program on it called an agent. This program establishes contact with the server, uploads an inventory and thereafter keeps an open channel to await requests from the ...
Article by ianatkin | 19 Jul 2010 | 6 comments