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SK | 08 Feb 2014 | 1 comment

The following query maps item names to the three different guids found within the ResourceAssociation table, allowing you to understand its contents better:

SELECT
vi1.[Guid] AS ResourceAssociatiopnTypeGuid,vi1.Name AS ResourceAssociatiopnType,
vi2.[Guid] AS ParentResourceGuid,vi2.Name AS ParentResource,
vi3.[Guid] AS ChildResourceGuid,vi3.Name AS ChildResource
FROM vItem vi1
JOIN ResourceAssociation ra ON ra.ResourceAssociationTypeGuid = vi1.[Guid]
JOIN vItem vi2 ON vi2.[Guid] = ra.ParentResourceGuid
JOIN vItem vi3 ON vi3.[Guid] = ra.ChildResourceGuid
ORDER BY vi1.Name ASC

SK | 31 Jan 2014 | 5 comments

Today marks the last day that my community status will display Symantec Employee.

I will endeavour to maintain a community presence; however, I do not know how frequent this will be.

ianatkin | 24 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

This is an FYI for something we've seen in our environment.

We upgraded a Deployment Server from SP4 to SP6 and installed the Windows 8 AIK.

When we build our WinPE4 boot images, the compression stage of the WIM build brings the server to it's knees. This causes the axengine service to lose contact with the local instance of express database, resulting in an application fault.

So..be aware that if you create your images with compression that it's worth checking that you're express service is still running afterwards.

Chad Dupin | 22 Jan 2014 | 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
  • Platform Support
  • Automation
  • ...
SK | 21 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

One unfortunate difference between SMP 7.1 and 7.5 is that in 7.1, when you run a report, the SMP records a number of "Altiris.Reporting....." entries in its logs; two of which were high useful:

 

Source: Altiris.Reporting.DataSource.ResourceDataSource.Run
Description: ResourceDataSource returned N rows in 'Table' table

N equates to the number of rows that you report displayed, making it easy to locate the write log records, because immediately below this line will be the actual reports SQL that was used:

Source: Altiris.Reporting.DataSource.ResourceDataSource.Run
Description: ResourceDataSource is running query:

<Reports SQL starts here>

SK | 20 Jan 2014 | 11 comments

HF3 for ITMS 7.5 is now available via SIM.  Please review the attached screenshot for the seven products that it can update.

SK | 28 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Here is a handy SQL query that will allow you to search your database tables for a particular word or words (tested against SQL 2008 R2):

 

**********************************

CREATE TABLE myTable99 (TABLE_NAME sysname, COLUMN_NAME sysname, Occurs int)
GO

SET NOCOUNT ON

DECLARE @SQL varchar(8000), @TABLE_NAME sysname, @COLUMN_NAME sysname, @Sargable varchar(80), @Count int

SELECT @Sargable = 'enter word or words here'

DECLARE insaneCursor CURSOR FOR
    SELECT c.TABLE_NAME, c.COLUMN_NAME
      FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.Columns c INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.Tables t
        ON t.TABLE_SCHEMA = c.TABLE_SCHEMA AND t.TABLE_NAME = c.TABLE_NAME
     WHERE c.DATA_TYPE IN ('char','nchar','varchar','nvarchar','text','ntext')
       AND t.TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'

OPEN insaneCursor...

Ludovic Ferre | 18 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

The Deployment Solution Agent (7.x) comes in as an all or nothing bundle. Once installed the agent will run all of its tasks whenever it finds it suitable, without giving administrators a chance to control what should or should not be done.

The iLO inventory is one such task that the Deployment Agent runs everytime the agent is started. Given you can't disabled the inventory process you cannot either prevent the events related to running the task.

This means that if you have 10,000 computers starting on Monday morning all with the Deployment Agent installed you will get 10,000 RILOE Capture Event messages sent to the SMP.

As previously stated with the DS Agent it's an all or nothing deal, but thankfully some Agent built-in feature can be used here to prevent the undesired messages from living the workstation:

The Altiris Agent Transport Filters. These filters are normally delivered to the managed machine with its client policy and are stored in...

ianatkin | 14 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Today, I'm looking at problem with NS7 inventory.

Whenever Linux automation has a kernel upgrade (which hasn't happened for a while but is about too), one of the steps I do is confirm hardware support. In NS6 I did this by gathering up all the relevent device IDs of the PCI bus for network cards and storage with the following SQL,

 

SELECT * 

FROM...

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