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  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
This is a how to video on installing the SMP Agent for Mac, Unix, and Linux using a push install from the SMP console. In this video, you will see how to set up the prerequisites and ...
Video by dougj | 21 Nov 2012 | 6 comments
This is a how to video on installing the SMP Agent for Mac, Unix, and Linux using the bootstrap file. In this video, you will see how to set up the prerequisites, push the bootstrap ...
Video by dougj | 21 Nov 2012 | 1 comment
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
On Unix and Linux clients running the 7.x agent, there appears to be occasional corruption of cached data. This results in RPM data not being added to the NSE file being sent to the SMP. Note that RPM data is gathered by the core Software Management ...
Download by dougj | 10 May 2011 | 0 comments
WMI Date format Dates in WMI are rather unique. They are not what you would typically expect. For example, the following wmic query returns the date in the format shown here: >wmic path win32_operatingsystem get installdate InstallDate ...
Article by dougj | 10 May 2011 | 0 comments