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Pascal KOTTE | 12 Jan 2012 | 8 comments

How, where to find the latest Architecture, Planning, Implementation and Design Guide for Altiris

There was a time where we were not having any "Architecture" guideline documentation for such complex Altiris framework... Now, we have a lot, and when TECHs are talking about the "Design" doc, they are not always talking about the same. ;-P

I found main 4 below: Please, provide any additional, update you’ll find in there :)

Symantec Management Platform Architecture and Design - Version 1.1 - (all the same doc name display 1.0 :)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO30370 (last update 2010-07-15) 27 pages

 

Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 SP2 from Symantec Planning and Implementation Guide

  That is the OFFICIAL one ! 350 pages ! 

http://www.symantec....

CNWilliams | 16 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Check out the the Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 Release Notes at the following URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4731. For issuses (fixed, known, and other things to know) specific to the (Activity Center) Enhanced Console Views look for the Symantec Management Console enhanced views sections of the Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 Release Notes

Check out the Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 SP2 from Symantec Enhanced Console Views Getting Started Guide at the following URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4858

CNWilliams | 16 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Check out the Altiris IT Analytics Solution 7.1 SP2 from Symantec Release Notes at the following URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4843.

Check out the Altiris IT Analytics Solution 7.1 SP2 from Symantec User Guide at the following URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4837

Steven.Riley | 13 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

About Windows-to-Mac Migration Script Tool

The Windows-to-Mac® migration scripted tool provides a simple framework to begin the process of moving Windows user profile files (e.g. documents, movies, photos, music files, iTunes® settings, IE favorites (links), etc.) from a Windows environment to an Apple® Mac. The concept is to capture the majority of the files that a user in a Windows environment uses and move them to their Apple machine. The user items that will be migrated are dependent on the version of Windows that they are running. The Symantec Management Platform is leveraged to run tasks on the Windows computers that need to be targeted. The scripts determine via a data file located on a file share which Apple computer to target for the data. This simplifies the migration of many computers and allows a simple “mass” migration path as needed. Further, once the framework has been put in place the entire process can be...

sdmayhew | 01 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Issue – VM server Farm is spiking CPU utilization

Problem summation: Utilizations are seen at rates 70-90% utilization of host CPU for 1-5 seconds. Trigging monitor alert and email to support

What it looks like is that servers are not being excluded from the workstation inventories.

·         Collect Delta Software – Daily at 11am local machine time

·         Collect Full Inventory- Weekly at 10am local machine time

·         Collect Delta Hardware Inventory  -- Weekly at 2pm local machine time

Server data classes were excluded from the previous inventory collections. These are collected with Collect Delta Server (once a week) , Collect Full Server ( once a month)

The setting is a OOB setting from Symantec.

Fix is create filters that would exclude...

Darrell Elmore | 30 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Environment:

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64 bit
  • Profiler.exe ver. 7.1.6851.0

Problem:

Profiler.exe crashes during some functions i.e. generating reports, profiling...

Solution:

  1. Right Click on Profiler.exe under C:\Program Files\Altiris\Diagnostics
  2. Go to Properties
  3. Click the Compatibility Tab
  4. Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  5. Change compatibility mode to Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 1)
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 27 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Here is the list of top 20 Symantec Management Platform 7.1 Technotes for the past quarter. Browse this list and see if your issue is listed here

Document ID Document Title
DOC4240 Finding the IT Management Suite 7.1 SP1 Documentation
HOWTO10009 How to change the Application Identity in NS7
HOWTO9965 Symantec Management Platform and Altiris Solutions Support Matrix
DOC3464 Altiris™ IT Management Suite 7.1 SP1 from Symantec™ Planning and Implementation Guide
HOWTO2169 How to prepare a workstation for imaging...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 27 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

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

...
Document ID Document Title
HOWTO21449 Remote Altiris Agent Diagnostics 2.0
HOWTO10009 How to change the Application Identity in NS7
HOWTO1108 Resynchronizing Package servers with invalid or stale codebases
HOWTO9965 Symantec Management Platform and Altiris Solutions Support Matrix
HOWTO2169 How to prepare a workstation for imaging that includes the NS Agent
stebro | 10 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Recently, we have seen a lot of inquiries from organizations about controlling portable applications. Portable applications have been around for many years, but are becoming more prevalent and represent a new level of risk to customers that want to maintain the integrity of their operating environment. The good news is that there are methods to contain these applications – let’s take a look.

Portable applications are simply applications that are a self-contained executable that can be run from a USB drive, a network drive or a cloud drive (see Wikipedia: Portable Applications for more details). In the past, most Windows applications would install the main executable as well as a number of DLLs and resource files. In addition to file changes, most applications would use the registry to store settings. Portable applications have grown with the increased prevalence of USB drives and the...

JimChud | 16 Sep 2011 | 1 comment

I recently had problems with agents not installing while migrating alot of machines from one Notification server to another.

I found this when looking at the agent install policies and found 70 or 80 machine without the default agents e.g. Inventory Plugin, Software Management Plugin, etc. after attempting to reinstall the agents and restarting them they were still not installing the agents.

I had a 5 minute blockout in place on the machines at system startup was stopping the agents from installing. After 10 minutes they should have tried again but it seems they couldnt find the information as they didnt seem to have they're codebase and had no idea what to do next.

Removing the blockouts in 'Settings > Symantec Management Agent > Settings > Symantec Management Agent Settings - Targeted' has resolved the issues on the machines.