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Ludovic Ferre | 18 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

A new Symantec pl xml was released to Solution Sam and it contains the Hotfix 2 for the Symantec Management Platform 7.5.

Here are the file details:

File name = Symantec_v2.pl.xml
MD5 hash ='1ab2fa5f2eb387a3b0de3e01c732340c'
Modified date = 2013-12-13 03:45

And here are the added files in the Solution tree:

  • solutions/7_5/sim/7_5_126/symantecinstallationmanagersetup.exe
  • solutions/7_5_hf2/ds/symantec_deploymentsolution_7_5_hf2_x64.msi
  • solutions/7_5_hf2/smp/altiris_directoryservices_hotfix_x64.msi
  • solutions/7_5_hf2/smp/altiris_ns_hotfix_x64.msi
  • solutions/7_5_hf2/smp/altiris_unixagent_7_5_hf2_x64.msi
  • solutions/7_5_hf2/smp/symantec_softwaremanagementframework_75_hf2_x64.msi
 
SK | 10 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

The following query has the ability to list all Software Releases and their associated rules or just the rules associated with a specifc Software Release:

SELECT rsr.Name AS [Software Release],rir.Name AS [Rule],rir.[Description] AS [Rule Description]
FROM RM_ResourceSoftware_Release rsr
JOIN ResourceAssociation ra ON ra.ParentResourceGuid = rsr.[Guid]
JOIN RM_ResourceInventory_Rule rir ON rir.[Guid] = ra.ChildResourceGuid
--WHERE rsr.Name = 'specific software release'
ORDER BY rsr.Name ASC

As Applicability and Detection rules are both classed as inventory rules, they do not have their own resource type or class; however, it does appear that detection rule names begin with "Detection Rule for", which should allow you to distinguish between the two.

mszlosarczyk | 09 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone,

Cloud-enabled Management (CEM) is a new feature that allows you to manage client computers outside the corporate network, even if you do not use a Virtual Private Network. CEM was first introduced with IT Management Suite 7.5.

To make the process of implementation quick and easy, we have prepared a whitepaper that describes the concept, requirements and the process of implementation of Cloud-enabled Management.

You can find the whitepaper at the following URL:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7049

Ludovic Ferre | 02 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

After a short but nice break (just two days without a computer) I am back to work looking forward to what week 49 has to offer.

I havea few things high on the list for this week:

  • Duplicating problem with the Package Access Credntial store in Rollup v7 agent on fresh (Scripted or CD install) Windows 7
  • Drill down into MS12-034, 12-035 ad 12-060 for which compliance as been steadily and surely erroding over te past month (we're down below the 90% mark)
  • Research a problem with user access and database
  • Check why the Patch Agent from rollup v7 is not installing on computers that are in the policy target (and the policy is scheduled to run every 2 hours on a 24 hours window).

Then there'll be te usual incoming events and working on cases.

Oh, one final point: we're about 1 week away from patch Tuesday. Which is just 4 weeks since the last one. And given we release updates to production ~ 1 week after Patch...

nickthenerd | 11 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Hey KCUG - Don, Amy, Matt (all from Gentiva) and myself (from Cerner) were able to attend the Altiris 7.5 summit in Salt Lake last week.

They have published the sessions and the slides are available for download - https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/75-summit-november-2013-slides-and-videos

If you have any questions, post them here and I'm sure one of us will be able to answer anything that might come up.

Nick Engstrom

AndyN | 28 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Ever wondered what the potential ROI could be from using Symantec Endpoint Management solutions?

Forrester Consulting has developed a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) case study focused on the financial impact and value of implementing:

  • Symantec Client Management Suite
  • Symantec Workspace Streaming
  • Symantec Mobile Management

Download the attached TEI Study to learn more.

Also, be sure to check out this webcast to hear Forrester describe the process and results of their TEI Study.

Chad Dupin | 24 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

 ITS_Altiris_Roadshow_Header.png

We’re loading up the RV and hitting the road with Symantec to talk about Altiris 7.5. And We’re Coming To A City Near You.

Okay, we’re not actually loading up an RV, but it sure would be fun if we could!  We’re so excited to be part of this big release. The Altiris experts from ITS will review the 7 and a half reasons everyone should consider upgrading to the Altiris 7.5 platform. We’ll provide an overview of the features and capabilities that are new to the 7.5 platform, as well as how those will enable better management of your IT environment. You’re probably asking yourself, what are we actually going to talk about? Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • Cloud Enabled Management
  • Deployment Solution
  • Macintosh Management
  • Performance
  • ...
Ludovic Ferre | 07 Oct 2013 | 3 comments

The symantec.pl.xml update for 7.5 has hit SolutionSam.com, so 7.5 is now GA.

Here are some information from the product listing:

file md5  = b8675ec97437e633fbcad1c112a6a557
file size = 15 361 694 bytes
timestamp = 2013-10-03 10:59

And here its the full file list (and handfull as you could guess :D):

Modified:
/solutions/7_5/eipower/7_2_rtm/ei_powersaversolution_7_2_perth.msi
 
Added:
/solutions/7_1/ita/ita_doc/altiris_itanalyticsdocumentation_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_activitycenter_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_activitycenterlanguages_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_agentlessinventoryupgrade_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_agentlessinventoryupgrade_7_5_x86.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_assetmanagementcombine_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_assetupgrade_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/...
Ludovic Ferre | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

After I posted my previous blog entry [1] I went to implement a solution (for which the documentation is done and awaiting moderation to be release here on Connect).

It worked pretty well, but still we have far too many basic inventory coming in. A look at captured NSE's indicated that there is another problem with inventories hijacking the Basic Inventory Capture Item:

Sample 1:

<?xml version='1.0' ?>
<message>
<from><resource guid='{ffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff}' typeGuid='{493435F7-3B17-4C4C-B07F-C23E7AB7781F}'/></from>
<to>1592B913-72F3-4c36-91D2-D4EDA21D2F96</to>
<time>20130905211027.187000-120</time>
<body><inventory><dataClass guid="ca029e6b-f124-4399-9b91-10c41b73165b"><data><resource partialUpdate="true"><row PolicyGuid="ffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff" TaskInstanceGuid=...
Ludovic Ferre | 05 Sep 2013 | 2 comments

Today is riddle day. So here it is in full:

When is a basic inventory not a basic inventory?

When it's a custom inventory!!!

So, now this explains why we are getting thousands of customer inventory every day at my customer. The custom inventories are generated by VBS and as documented here on Connect [1] (and I'm sure in much of the product documentation) we generate NSE's with a msgTo element pointing to the Basic Inventory Dataclass:

'----------------------NOTIFICATION SERVER ENTRY STARTS HERE------------------
dim nse
set nse = WScript.CreateObject ("Altiris.AeXNSEvent")
nse.To = "{1592B913-72F3-4C36-91D2-D4EDA21D2F96}" 'Never change this guid, it is needed by NS.
nse.Priority = 1
dim objDCInstance
set objDCInstance = nse.AddDataClass ("{8284a0ad-b37f-4c9b-b0ad-cb92f97d7401}") ' Change this to math the guid of the custom data class
dim objDataClass
set objDataClass...