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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" (...

stebro | 07 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Arellia Endpoint Security Remediation Suite 7.1 Service Pack 1 is now released with key enhancements and bug fixes for all components: Application Control Solution, Local Security Solution, and Security Analysis Solution.

Application Control Solution

  • Policy Wizard: wizard makes it easy to create policies to elevate or remove privileges and blacklist applications.
  • Policy Priority Management: view all policies and their priority and change them in a single view.
  • New Application Filters: network location filter enables policies based on endpoint location and file ownership filter enables policies based on trusted users.

Local Security Solution

  • Policy Wizard: quickly create a randomization policy targeting administrators.
  • Enhanced Console: improved performance, drag and drop, while still in a web console.

Security Analysis Solution

  • CyberScope Reporting: generate: CyberScope reports with...
KSchroeder | 07 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Note that the following applies to and was tested on Altiris NS 6.0 SP3 R13, but may work with some adjustments on SMP 7.x as well (untested).

On some occasions, you may need to move the Altiris Agent on your Package Server from one drive to another, particularly if the first drive (probably C:) is out of space or was incorrectly installed to begin with.  The following procedure will accomplish this, without having to re-replicate possibly dozens or hundreds of GB of packages (which is what will happen if you do this the traditional way of uninstalling/reinstalling core agent/reinstalling Package Server Agent).

How to move the Package Server from One Drive to Another (without re-replicating 10's of GB of Packages)

 

In some cases, the Altiris Agent and Package Server Agent may get installed to the C: drive instead  of the usual D: drive (depending on the particular machine's configuration). ...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 19 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

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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:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/windowsitpro-communi...

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:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO58413

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: http://bit.ly/SymantecCareerFair