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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 19 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

The Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine and Dev Pro Connections readers choice awards have opened up for voting. There are a number of Symantec products nominated in each award program and if you’re up for it, I invite you to visit the voting site and cast your votes. In some instances, there are more than one Symantec product per category. Since you can only vote in each category once, please just pick your favorite Symantec solution in those cases.

Votes can be cast here:

Windows IT Pro:

SQL Server Magazine:

Andrew Bosch | 03 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec has released an update for Activity Center 7.1 SP1. The update includes a number of fixes and performance improvements.

Read more here:

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 29 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Happy SysAdminDay!

I'm kicking myself for nearly letting this one sneak by without my notice! But how can I let the day pass without giving a shout out to all the Connect members to toil away and don't get nearly enough recognition?!

This day isn't as widely known as International Talk Like a Pirate Day but it's still a day that's dear to my heart because it's one day out of the year that recognizes YOU! Without you, I wouldn't have a job, so keep up the good work!

Go ahead, take tomorrow off!

Sean Yarger | 08 Jun 2011 | 0 comments


Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re on a business trip. You hear the boarding call for your flight and reach down to grab you laptop – only your laptop isn’t there. Whether it was left at security or snagged by another traveler in the terminal, your laptop is gone and your company data is at risk.


So what do you do? Typically you’ll need to make a call to the office, notifying your IT department of the incident. This call will initiate a chain reaction of events set into place to ensure measures are taken to secure the files and equip you with a new device to keep business running as usual. This process typically involves a series of forms, approvals, signatures, etc.


While it may sound simple, enforcing processes with effectiveness is one of hardest things for companies to do. With multiple people involved and steps required, any number of things can go wrong, slowing down the process –...

stebro | 02 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Over the years since Arellia released Local Security Solution, we have heard a number of interesting stories about the administrator password. The genesis of this product came directly from customer feedback after an interesting audit experience. In summary, the IT security auditor used a password cracking tool to find the local administrator password on one computer. This could have been any unlocked computer in any cubicle and there are myriad of free password crackers you can download from the internet: Cain and Able, John the Ripper, RainbowCrack, OphCrack. Most of these tools use a brute force or dictionary method to determine the passwords for the accounts on the system. Depending on the number of local accounts and complexity of the password, these tools can provide a list of passwords in minutes to hours. If the auditor picked the right computer, this...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 02 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

On June 9th (11am – 8pm) Symantec is hosting a Career Fair at our Springfield Oregon location, please join us for an opportunity to meet our Enterprise Support Services, Inside Sales and Finance/Business Operations teams. Walk-ins are welcome (resumes required).  More information can be found here:

Triinu Gross | 01 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

At the following URL you can find a reference table to the IT Management Suite 7.1 SP1 documentation:

IT Management Suite 7.1 SP1 documentation

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 27 May 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec is hiring a Senior Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Management & Mobility, for the office in Lindon, UT

Please read the attached document for qualifications and how to apply.

Andrew Bosch | 16 May 2011 | 1 comment

Using CMS 7.x to install software updates on the Mac works quite well.  Before installing updates there is a built-in mechanism with Task Server to notify the end user.  Once updates have installed, the Mac will automatically restart as the system is left in an unstable state.  I have been asked by users how they can insert one last dialog box to warn users that a restart is about to occur and possibly allow them to defer it just long enough to save work, etc.  Using Applescript, here is a sample script that can be incorporated into the patch workflow.  I would recommend you copy and paste the script into AppleScript Editor to make sure it compiles and runs.  Sometimes copy and paste will introduce errors.  Then, create a new Run Script task and select Applescript.  Then, copy and post the working code and Save.  Then, insert the script as part of the patching process, and viola!  you have your very own patch reboot deferral!

Screenbert | 10 May 2011 | 3 comments

This week being my 5 year anniversary for Connect, I thought it would be a good idea to review some greatest hits. Without any further ado, here they are by category.

Intel VPro/AMT

Video - The V-Team Mini-Series - Episode 1
Article - Building a Better ISO – Making the Most of vPRO and IDE Redirection


Video - PCAnywhere minisode - Episode 1 - Why upgrade?
Download - pcAnywhere Diagnostic and Connect Tool
Download -  ...