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 On occasion, it is necessary to troubleshoot Managed Software Delivery (MSD) detection rules. The following information may prove helpful to finding this information on both the NS and on a Unix, Linux and Mac (ULM) client computer.  For example, ...
Article by dougj | 17 Aug 2015 | 0 comments
I put this together over the past few days, after resuscitating an old custom inventory we had in our NS 6.0 environment.  It queries the Event Log for particular error messages that frequently indicate a failing disk (with a source of "Ntfs" ...
Download by KSchroeder | 17 Aug 2015 | 0 comments
This report shows all Computers, and the versions of plugins that are currently installed Agent Versions.xml (Endpoint Management, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.6, 7.6, 7.6, 7.x, 7.x, 7.x, 7.5, 7.5, 7.6, 7.6, 7.6, 7.x, 7.x, 7.x, Client ...
Download by schnyders | 29 Jul 2015 | 0 comments
Importing Symantec Endpoint Protection Compliance Data into Altiris. We saw an opportunity to gain better insight into what was going on with computers in SEP by bringing the SEP compliance data into Altiris where it could be reported on and ...
Article by JaSkarstedt | 29 Jul 2015 | 0 comments
One of the hardest tasks of an Altiris Administrator is maintaining agent coverage across the estate by ensuring all machines are managed and remain managed. This article will provide a brief guide on how to extend the AD import to include the pwdLastSet ...
Article by DGrice | 22 Jul 2015 | 1 comment
We've all run into this problem at some point - Maybe I have trial licenses I'm trying to remove, or my old licenses aren't letting the new licenses import.  How does an administrator solve this problem? Before we begin, let's ...
Article by JBroniec | 21 Jul 2015 | 0 comments
Have you ever been asked to deploy software with Altiris (Symantec Management Platform) but only receive a list of user accounts. I guess you did. This is also what happened to me a couple of days ago. As it happened this request was also very urgent. I ...
Download by Stefan S. | 26 Jun 2015 | 0 comments
Symantec only provides custom VBS examples with Inventory Solution 7.x, and the 6.x examples are a mixture of XML & VBS.  As there are no examples on how to create a CMD custom inventory file, I thought I would take the opportunity whilst on site ...
Article by SK | 24 Jun 2015 | 0 comments
Ever wondered how to map a complex Deployment Server Console tree by interrogating the eXpress database, in order to identify the correct location of a job?    A customer recently had this requirement, so I thought that I would share the SQL we ...
Download by SK | 23 Jun 2015 | 0 comments
A little while ago, I wrote a script which aimed to make the documentation of our Windows firewalls a bit easier. Ideally I wanted something which could be nicely cut-and-pasted into some server documentation. It needed to work across our ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 22 Jun 2015 | 0 comments