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Ram Champion | 03 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,
This documant covers basic information about Windows 2008 cluster technologies concepts and new features that are introduced in Windows 2008 clusters.


atliste | 29 May 2009 | 0 comments

The new Dell Optiplex 960 model line isn't currently fully supported by the Dell Client Manager 2.2 and also apparently 3.0, although I have had limited testing with that.  In particular there was a need to change a BIOS setting for the 960's pertaining to the C-State control.  The issue that was coming up is stuttering video in some applications due to the C-State control under performance settings in the Dell BIOS.  To remedy this we created a VB Script to query the Dell OMCI via WMI and change the setting to off for the C-State control.

Option Explicit

Dim strNameSpace
Dim strClassName
Dim strKeyValue
dim strPropName
Dim strPropValue

strNameSpace = "root/Dellomci"
strClassName = "Dell_SMBIOSsettings"
strKeyValue = "0"
strPropName = "CStatesControl"

Set objInstance = GetObject("WinMgmts://./" & strNameSpace & ":" & strClassName & "=" & Chr(34) &...
Antonp | 14 May 2009 | 2 comments

 If you are a network admin or security admin at your company, think you will find this really interesting, if not already known to you.

Microsoft Visio 2003 and 2007 versions have a connector for MBSA (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer) which can be downloaded from here:

If you have ever used Visio, you probably know that it is an effective tool for creating network diagrams. However, you aren't limited to creating these diagrams manually. You can create an MBSA-suitable diagram manually, but it's a lot easier to use LANsurveyor. You can use the LANsurveyor for Visio tool (it's in the Visio 2003 Resource Kit) to automatically create a Visio diagram of your network.

Once this diagram has been created, you can add in the Visio connector for the...

Antonp | 14 May 2009 | 3 comments

 I recently browsed the net on a forum site and noticed a google ad "Get SVS Free". Obviously knowing what SVS is, i clicked on the ad and was redirected to a nice site, containing SVS
packages, for multimedia software, games, office tools, development tools, etc.....

Thought i would share the link with everyone, that need to demo the SVS process and how the packages work. Here is the link to download 
various SVS packages.

BRING | 14 May 2009 | 4 comments

While attempting to run a report for local administrator password access from Local Security Solution 6.1 (LSS),  the report, for some of the client machines, rather than referencing a computer/username, displayed "User RID 500" instead. Who is he? :)

Further research showed that Local Security Solution (LSS) uses a "Local User Inventory Policy" which, by default, has a capture interval of every 12 hours. This inventory sends a nse file to the Notification Server (NS) that contains all the needed data to properly create a local user resource. This should get created as "Computer Name/User". LSS also has the password reset policy that sends an event up containing the password change information. Because the password change is on a known RID (Relative Identifier),( in this case, the local Administrator account, which has a pre-defined RID of 500), the current policy applies to new comptuers.

The issue of transposing the...

adtlink | 04 May 2009 | 3 comments

The beta for Data Connector 7.0 is now available for download. As part of the 7.0 release, we have moved the Connector functionality into the Symantec Management Platform and it is no longer a standalone solution. The functionality will now be available to all solutions and customers.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Import Organizational Views and Groups - This allows you to create and populate new Organizational View and Groups structures from any of the data sources that Connector supports.
  • User Interface/Usability updates - The User Interface has been re-factored to help with usability and make connector integrations even easier.
  • Virtual Data Classes - A Virtual Data Class allows you to federate data into the Notification Server CMDB. This is done by creating a key from a resource type in the CMDB to an external source. You can then reference data from the other data source without importing the data. This data can then be used in...
jnaef | 04 May 2009 | 0 comments

Slides from:

Expanding on Altiris - Mike Langford

Benifits of the Ghost and Deployment Solution Convergence - Symantec

Intorduction to WorkFlow - Incendio

riva11 | 30 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Sometime in a batch file you need to wait to ensure that enough time is given for some operations to complete (installation, configuration, etc.)

There are some ways and tricks to put a pause, if you have a specific time a good solution is use the Sleep.exe utility.

This utility is available with the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools .  Useful in batch files, Sleep.exe waits for a specified amount of time.


sleep time-to-sleep-in-seconds
sleep [-m] time-to-sleep-in-milliseconds
sleep [-c] commited-memory ratio (1%-100%)

Example :
sleep 5 ( waits for 5 seconds )

Link :...

Eshwar | 29 Apr 2009 | 4 comments

The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been released and follwoing are the details of it.

For Technical details visit the following KB Article:

For download visit the following URL:

Attached is the spreadsheet with information pertaining to changes in Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2.

Good luck.


John Atkins | 28 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Since Symantec purchased Altiris some new training options have become available for Altiris training. With the budget’s getting smaller and the training needs getting larger, a new option is to take a virtual training class. This can save on travel cost for your company and still give you the training you need. It is still instructor lead and you can still ask the questions just like you are in a classroom.  To check out the trainging go to