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Mauro Dalvit | 24 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Introduction:

Preboot Drivers:

Using WinPE 4.0 as pre-boot environment we need Windows8 Drivers

DeployAnywhere drivers:

DeployAnywhere Drivers will always match the deployed(production) operating system - in this example Windows7

How To:

To start searching for the drivers we need a client machine, for example an out-of-the-box laptop/desktop with OS installed (Windows7 in our example).

1 - Plug the machine to the network so the NIC system information will get populated

2 - Run msinfo32.exe

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3 - Browse to "Adapter"

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4 - Collect:

  • NAME
  • PNP DEVICE ID
  • DRIVER

in our example:

(NIC)Name [...

Mauro Dalvit | 21 Nov 2014 | 1 comment

We already explained how to mount and un-mount boot.wim:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ds-7x-mounting-bootwim-file-access-folder-structure-enable-checkaddremove-files-and-folders

In this post, we will go through the process of manually injecting x86 drivers for the network card Intel i217 i218 into boot.wim

1 - First of all we need to prepare the Driver's Folder by cleaning up all the unecessary drivers/files

See how to pick the correct driver for a specific NIC:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ds-75-how-pick-correct-driver-specific-nic

and how to do the clean-up please have a look at this article:

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Mauro Dalvit | 21 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

When creating bootable USB or .ISO with Bootwiz.exe, Ghost32.exe is not included in the boot.wim file (WinPe4.0 file)

bootwiz.exe is located here on the SMP:

\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\BDC\bootwiz\BootWiz.exe

Please keep in mind that with a fresh install of DS 7.5 SP1 you need first to import the windows ADK for WinPE 4.0 by following wizard at:

settings(tab) ->deployment -> Create Preboot Configurations

1 - After importing and installing the WinPe 4.0 environment, please run bootwiz.exe and follow the wizard to create a bootable USB.

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2 - Remember to select Stand-Alone boot:

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3 - When the Pre-boot configuration creation process has completed, you will be able to access its folder structure from...

Marcello D'Angelone | 18 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Since Deployment Solution 7.5, computers rebooted to Automation are renamed to their serial numbers rather than "MiniNTxxxx".

To retrieve the computer serial number, while in automation, type on the command prompt:

"wmic bios get serialnumber"

Then lookup the computer on the console under Manage > Computers.

Instead of adding a Search custom criteria, that should help to quickly identify the target machine for troubleshooting purpose.

hugo_parra | 29 Sep 2014 | 23 comments

Announcing the availability of ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF3.

This release is available through SIM and contains a number of fixes for the following components:

  • Symantec Management Platform
  • Inventory Solution
  • Deployment Solution
  • Software Management Solution

Cheers,

-Hugo

ianatkin | 05 Sep 2014 | 2 comments

I often find myself peeking into Altiris databases with the goal of finding a particular piece of information. The only problem is, I rarely know what table it's stored in.

There are three options at this point,

  1. Stare vacantly at the database, scanning through every table name waiting for an internal bell to tinkle
  2. Google till you dribble
  3. Run a SQL Query to find your table

In case you are an option (3) type of admin, this is the query to use,

SELECT  *
FROM    sys.tables
WHERE   Name LIKE '%BIOS%'

SELECT  *
FROM    sys.views
WHERE   Name like '%BIOS%'

Where here, in this instance, I'm looking for tables and views whose name includes the string "BIOS". This is a truely invaluable little query, and very helpful when trying to update reports across database versions. It's even quite handy if you simply are feeling a bit nosey.

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 04 Sep 2014

You may notice a few changes in the Endpoint Management Community product names. We've updated the product names to align more closely with what appears on the Symantec.com site as well as the terms that Symantec Support use. Product descriptions have also been updated. These changes offer a better description of what the product does and in some cases indicates a product's End of Life (EOL) status.

All forums and threads are still available and searchable. We hope you find these changes helpful.

kedar_k | 26 Aug 2014 | 8 comments

ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF2 is available through SIM. It has fixes for the following components:

  • Symantec Management Platform
  • Deployment Solution
  • Inventory Solution

You can access the ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF2 release notes from the following location:

Symantec™ IT Management Suite 7.5 SP1 HF2 powered by Altiris™ technology Release Notes

SK | 17 Aug 2014 | 1 comment

Hello avid packagers.  

I would just like to inform you that Raynet is aiming to add SWV support to its RayPack product by the end of September.  

I will update you again when it is available.  

Scott.

ianatkin | 25 Jul 2014 | 1 comment

Last week saw us having a few festivities to mark the end of a major project here; our XP to Windows 7 migration. We're all pretty chuffed with what we've achieved here; a very smooth user upgrade with remarkably few hitches considering from start to finish the project of migrating nearly 2900 machines took 7 months. 

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This really was a remarkable success. The target time to migrate a user's desktop from XP to Windows 7 was set at 1hr, and this average time was to hold no matter what the site link speed was, and despite the fact that machines would be competing with up to 15 machines being deployed concurrenty.

Most of the migrations were also complicated by the fact that they were at user's desks which were distributed across 50 sites. To enable the deskside techs to focus on confirming machine configuration, specialist software requirements, and...