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Vaibhav Sharma | 25 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Deployment Solution 7.x reports are very easy to get and can be saved in many supported formats.

Most of the DS users already be knowing this but this would be helpful to those new users who are exploring the DS afresh :)

Following is the way to get the DS reports:

On Symantec Management Console > Reports > All Reports > Reports > Deployment and Migration > Computers with Deployment task execution status > {Use filters as required} and “Save as”

 

Hope this would be bit helpful.

Thanks,

Vaibhav Sharma

ianatkin | 21 Nov 2011 | 1 comment

In preparation for our DS6.x to 7.x upgrade path, I'm looking at how to document DS6.x jobs. Ideally, I'd like to be able to point a SQL Script at a DS6.x Job and have the entire job nicely documented as an HTML report.

Looking at our job trees, I need to document first and foremost,

  1. 'Copy File' tasks
  2. 'Run Script' tasks

These make up the bulk of our DS6.x jobs. Our imaging tasks are typically done with automation 'Run Scripts'.  After a couple of hours I've been able to come up with some SQL which documents a Copy Task as two tables. The first table gives the job details (copy src, dst etc) and the second documents the return code behaviour.

 

Chucking this up to connect so I don't lose it. ;-)
 
 
-- T-SQL to export a Copy ...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 26 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Here is the list of top 20 Deployment Solution 7.0 Technotes for the past quarter. Browse this list and see if your issue is listed here

How can we import images from 6.9 to 7.x, or move images in 7.x?

Document ID Document Title
HOWTO42166 Deployment Solution 7.1 Support and Troubleshooting Log Files: Functions and Locations
HOWTO10872 DS7.x How to add NIC and Mass Storage drivers to Preboot Configurations and/or DeployAnywhere.
TECH165605 'The interpretor for "Command Script" is not installed, or has not been added to the command path' error message.
TECH165880 PXE...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 26 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Top 20 Technotes for Deployment Solution 7.1 - Updated October 2011

Here is the list of top 20 Deployment Solution Technotes for the past quarter. Browse this list and see if your issue is listed here

Document ID Document Title
HOWTO42166 Deployment Solution 7.1 Support and Troubleshooting Log Files: Functions and Locations (7.1)
HOWTO42166 Deployment Solution 7.1 Support and Troubleshooting Log Files: Functions and Locations (7.1 MR2)
HOWTO42166 Deployment Solution 7.1 Support and Troubleshooting Log Files: Functions and Locations (7.1 MR1)
HOWTO42166 Deployment Solution 7.1 Support and...
R Gines | 13 Oct 2011 | 8 comments

Attached is a poll that we'd like to use to help us determine what supported Linux OS is most important to you. The Poll is open for several weeks so please make your opinion known!

 

Thanks.

Christine Ewing | 15 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

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JimChud | 14 Sep 2011 | 8 comments

Something i couldnt find very easily was how to use the model token like in DS6.9. Alot of different ways using VBS were found however its easy enough to create a token under Settings > Deployment > Tokens.

Heres the SQL Query i'm using:

 SELECT DISTINCT [vHWComputerSystem].[Model]
FROM [dbo].[vComputer]
JOIN [dbo].[vHWComputerSystem]ON [dbo].[vComputer].[Guid] = [dbo].[vHWComputerSystem].[_ResourceGuid]
WHERE [dbo].[vComputer].[Guid] = '%COMPUTERID%'

Hope this helps.

Bourdin Laurent | 11 Sep 2011 | 1 comment

I wrote this words to answering in another bog entry, but I think these simple facts are so significant that they can be a stand alone blog entry if some product manager or devellopper read this blog.

Just for fun, some DS7.1 integration way :

- You have a wonderful tool to create PXE Preboot (Bootwiz). This tool include an agent (Dagent for DS6.9) and a way to include OEM (Dell, HP,...) tools. When you want to change the Agent (PECTAgent for DS7.1), the Symantec way is to drop the original agent and add the new agent through the OEM function. It's ... dirty ???

-You have a tool to replace tokens in your Tasks scripts. You want to implement a replacement token tool for unattend and sysprep files. Extanding the usage of Tokens is not a good idea, it's better to creat a new token replacement process without any user control (changing the %TOKEN% to @TOKEN) and put this tool directly on a dll on the PECTAgent. It's ... stupid

-You deploy a new...

Pascal KOTTE | 10 Sep 2011 | 12 comments

When talking OSD (Operating System Deployment): we speak about "DS" (Altiris Deployment Solution)...
But when speak about DS, must ask for "6.9 or 7.1" ?

About DS 6.9:

We already build with success a single DS 6.9, with 60 remote sites (or perhaps 55 only, but 2 times). So we can afford 60 secondary PXEs, connected to a single central DS.

Where is the maximal limitation ?

Well, in theory, only a total of 5'000 machines can connect the central DS server. I am pretty sure we can upper this number using Windows 2008.

Regarding numbers of remote sites maximum: a secondary PXE will only connect the DS central a single TCP session...

We often got a problem using DS 6.9 because of any change preboot files, immediate impact thousand remote sites, and overload WAN. The workaround is to "stop" the PXE config helper on each site, to start only during "maintenance hours" (...

Bob Kohn | 24 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Position located on Long Island NY.  Long term and willing to pay excellent rate at this point.

Looking for a Highly skilled Altiris Engineer \ Subject Matter Expert with a strong command of:

  • Altiris Asset Management
  • Workflow coding
  • knowledge of programing methodology and knowledge of SQL
  • understanding of itil framework is a nice to have skill.
  • Also willing to expand your duties to include solving complex third level support issues if\when needed 
  • Resumes to robertkohn@technisource.com - I promise to get right back to you.