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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!

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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

PCAnwhere

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

Triinu Gross | 10 May 2011 | 0 comments

In the table below are the references to the release notes of the IT Management Suite 7.0 MR releases:

Ludovic Ferre | 30 Apr 2011 | 2 comments

The "Symantec Management Platform MR4" was release to SolutionSam yesterday via an update of the Symantec.pl.xml files [1].

This SMP MR4 comes on top of the current SMP SP5 release and includes numerous fixes provided in HOWTO36013 (the SP5 pointfix rollup).

Here are some important information's on the file itself:

  • MD5 hash: 5672d657e841f474eb54dc6edbf4f606
  • Modified Date: 2011-04-29 12:32
  • File size: 36,980,345 (36MiB)
  • Version: 7.1.10

Using CreateSolnSamMirror [2] we can see the changes in the package repository with a new addition of 7 directories and 75 files.

Note that the extracts below are extracted from the pl.xml file itself, and that the package files extensions are appended the "_info" to avoid any confusion with the real files (the _info files actually contain the file name, file hash (SHA256 used in SIM) the file size and full url).

The SolutionSam tree now contains...

stebro | 26 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

Arellia is a Symantec Management Platform development partner that provides "least privilege management" solutions allowing companies to only provide the rights and privileges to various users needed to accomplish their jobs. Administrator rights can be turned off by default, demoted by application, granted when necessary, or enabled for critical legacy applications.

Additionally, Arellia provides account and password management to lockdown the access to desktops. Passwords are randomized, cycled, and disclosures audited to reduce insider threat and simple exposures. All Arellia solutions are integrated on the Symantec Management Platform 7.1/7.0 and the Altiris 6 Platform.

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Ludovic Ferre | 11 Apr 2011 | 2 comments

Update: I have attached source for aila release 0.5.0, the first feature complete release of the tool [release notes here]!

As it turned delivery binary versions of aila for Cygwin is not working so we must take a couple extra steps from the article [1] "Using Cygwin and aila together on a Windows System".

These steps are described here for the reader convenience:

  1. Add packages needed to build from source:
  2. Get the sources
Ludovic Ferre | 11 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

I logged on a customer system last week that had issues downloading packages.

It turned out to be a couple of package problem:

  1. A directory "bin" existed in the package. The bin directory traditionally contains the executable sources for a web-application (exe or dll's) and as such is filtered out from view. So this caused the requests for the bin directory content to return http error 404 (access denied). Now making this work is not trivial, as the filtering is not documented in IIS 6.0 as well as for 7.0. The only solution I found was to set the bin directory as an application. As it happens this is what we (Altiris) do for the "NSCap\bin" as shown here:

  2. Another directory contained a thumbs.db file. This file had attributes set to hidden and system, so again IIS was not able to serve the file and returned http 404 error. The solution for this one...

hnieva | 08 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

Tip: When you import some item to SMP 7.0 Console from XML file, maybe you can receive the error message: "Error importing item: The file is to big to open"

 

To solve this you can use the utility "ImportExportUtil.exe" located in the Notification Server path "C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\bin\Tools". Open cmd.exe, enter to previous path and run: "ImportExportUtil.exe /import item.xml"

And ready Item imported...

Regards,

Hugo