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piyushnasa | 27 Aug 2008 | 5 comments

Many times I come across articles, where people discuss on which to choose WISE Script or VBScript while creating Custom Action in the package. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of both.

While WISE Script is easy to make, I mean takes less effort, VBScript can be very complicated. People who do not know VBScript often find themselves searching for, and copying code from net. WISE Script can be easily written once you have basic understanding of statements. I give this point as an advantage to WISE Script, but people who know how to code in VBScript, will always choose that as an easy option.

Personally, I prefer VBScript over WISE Script because it has some really good advantages. As you might know, we compile WISE Script to an exe and include that in a package. But in doing this, we lose the code which we have written...

sm4rt | 26 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

Some files or attributes are excluded in the Special Group. File names at the end of the list are not being captured. This useful article will show you the solution.

CondorMan | 25 Aug 2008 | 1 comment

To silently install .Net Framework 2.0 with SP1, follow these two steps.

  1. Download NetFx20SP1_x86.exe from Microsoft
  2. Distribute NetFx20SP1_x86.exe via Deployment Server or Software Delivery Solution with the command-line parameters: /q /norestart

If the silent install finishes with return code 3010, that means that a reboot is required.

CondorMan | 25 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

If you need to silently install the .Net Framework 1.1 to multiple computers, you can follow these two simple steps.

  1. Download the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package (dotnetfx.exe)
  2. Crete a Software Delivery Task or Deployment Server Distribute Software Task that runs dotnetfx.exe with the command line parameters: /q:a /c:"install /q"
nac | 22 Aug 2008 | 1 comment

Well this is an intresting tip while moving from XP to Vista. When we launch the Help file in Vista, Help file (.hlp) may give you the following types of errors.

  1. An error like this means the particular Help file is not compatible to work on Vista. You need to apply a Help patch. So unless and until you apply a patch you will not be able to open the Help file.

    You can download this patch from following link.

  2. It doesn't stop there. After applying the patch you open Help again and this time you may...
riva11 | 11 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

I found a great video about Intel vPro Technology published on ICTV, an Italian WEB TV dedicated to technology and digital life. This presentation shows (in Italian language) the main features about this Intel vPro technnology, giving some information about Altiris and third party tools.



Here's the link: Ictv : Intel vPro video

Antonp | 05 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

I recently experienced an error in my Altiris Log Viewer that came up every 30 min when it was scheduled to run.

Error below:

Failed to find audit ini file at C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\auditpls.ini 
Process: AeXNSAgent.exe (116) 
Thread ID: 632 
Module: AeXAMAgent.dll 
Source: AgentUtils::GetAuditIniPath 
Description: Failed to find audit ini file at C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\auditpls.ini 

Error was resolved by applying the following settings in the Notification Server:

Configuration>Solution Settings>Software Management>Application Metering>Application Metering Solution Configuration. 

There is a section titled Inventory Solution Integration.

Select "Client Based Inventory Solution" and Apply.

This will fix the error and prevent the error messages from appearing in the Altiris Log Viewer again.

BRING | 04 Aug 2008 | 1 comment

Recently, it was discovered that a client machine had a Task History entry for Hardware Inventory, AEXMACHINV.exe of 'Task Stopped'? In fact, AEXMACHINV.exe stays active and in place, showing up in the computers task manager until a time-out occurs. Of course, there was no hardware inventory on the server either. What happened?

Well, occasionally the computers operating system services can become corrupted. In this case, the installation of the WMI service on this computer was in a corrupted state. A removal and re-installation of WMI resolved the problem.

dpeluso | 04 Aug 2008 | 1 comment

I may be crazy but I could not find a nice easy way of reporting on the success of a software delivery task other than the 'status' tab (Which I can't copy to Excel).

So when I came across KB Article: How do I make a report that will give me the same info as the Status tab?

I was very happy however there are 2 issues:

  1. I need to specify the GUID.
  2. I need cannot limit based on success or failed.

So attached is my report that solves these issue, please rename from .txt to .xml.

By the way there are no warranties etc. my environment is NS v6.0.6074

Patrick Tyler | 31 Jul 2008 | 6 comments

In the latest user group meeting, many have asked how a target collection can be created using AD groups for software delivery or other actions. I have found a KB article that tells you how to use SQL criteria to take AD Groups (With Users) and turn them into machine collections for NS policies.

Here is the article for reference: It is KB article number 39250.

I hope this helps!