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Today's article is about getting application crash dumps from WinPE. I wrote this because after spending a couple of days looking into various methods to obtain crash dumps, I found it fascinating at how hard this was to do in an automated way. ...
Article by ianatkin | 28 Sep 2015 | 0 comments
Introduction The deployment of a Windows computer is a task that Enterprise Endpoint Management vendors like to think they've nailed.   Over the years I've seen a few solutions, and the one prickly area they have in common is device ...
Article by ianatkin | 23 Sep 2015 | 2 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
Like many Symantec customers just now, I'm evaluating a Bombgar remote control appliance. To speed up the process of getting the applicance running, I decided to fire off our SSL cert request immediately on a Windows Server and work on the ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 08 Apr 2015 | 1 comment
As I had to ask for the exact link below to the pcAnywhere Solution EOL statement, I thought it might be useful to others if I posted it here in plain text. The text below has been extracted from the pdf release here on Symantec Connect. ...
Blog Entry by ianatkin | 08 Apr 2015 | 0 comments
When documenting our server installations, one of the time-consuming documentation line-items is the Windows Firewall. For our service development flexibility and speed, our Windows firewall management is not centralised. This has the disadvantage that ...
Article by ianatkin | 24 Mar 2015 | 0 comments
Introduction A few years ago, I posted to Symantec Connect our vbscript which triggers an audited Windows Update at the close of our computer build process. http://www.symantec.com/connect/downloads/vbscript-windows-updates The critical ...
Download by ianatkin | 26 Feb 2015 | 0 comments
Last week I took a look at ammending power plans in Windows 7. The aim was to create an Altiris job which ammended laptop power plans to stop them going to sleep when their lid was closed. This was for laptops which were likely to be used for ...
Article by ianatkin | 26 Jan 2015 | 1 comment
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