Video Screencast Help
Endpoint Management Community Blog
Showing posts tagged with Symantec Management Platform (Notification Server)
Showing posts in English
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.

Join a...

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

jharings | 07 Apr 2011 | 1 comment

Issue: Proxy Authentication for a first time SIM install

I currently work in an environment with a proxy server where authentication via user id and password are required. For this initial 7.1 install, I had configured the proxy in IE and ensured I could connect to the Internet prior to downloading and running the SIM install. For further information, I had already installed and configured SQL, so if you're trying to use the option to install SQL Express via the SIM process this may not work for you.

However, after the SIM installation, any further steps would fail, and I would get a HTTP: 407 Proxy Authentication Error. I wasn't even able to get to the SIM configuration screen to configure the proxy.

Solution:

I went to the web and downloaded the product listing file, from the default website:...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 01 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

So, you're all registered for Vision and you're wondering who else from Connect will be there.

We're gonna make it easy on you! Add your name to the comments section in this blog posted in the Vision Community, and Leslie will print you out a nifty sticker with your username and avatar. Then, stop by the Internet Lounge at Vision and pick your sticker up. :)  That way, one of us from Connect will have the opportunity to meet you. And soon, all your fellow Connect users will realize that YOU are the one with all those fabulous comments.

 

DEADLINE: You have to add your name by April 25 to this thread. That way I'll have time to create the stickers and print them in time for the event.

Remember, comment on the blog post in the Vision...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 24 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

You've seen the post in this community about the #Altiris chat - manned by volunteers who are Altiris Admins like you and willing to answer your questions. But have you ever wondered what goes on, without actually wanting to wander into that great unknown? Or worse yet, have you wandered in and no one is there?! We don't always have answers to the questions that are asked, but we do our best.

One of the #Altiris regulars GaurhothW put this report together showing what times are most active (times listed are EST) and who is most active. You can also see some of the random comments - thus we will be watching what we say so we aren't randomly quoted saying something embarrassing!

The information on this report updates periodically #...