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Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,
This tool looks for  performance problems in your application caused by the network. Server response issues certainly need to be tracked and resolved, but many Web sites are still perceived as slow even when the servers are fast, so to help this scenario something called the free Web performance analysis tool, Visual Round-trip Analyzer (VRTA), can help you with.Its great for develpers.

What it does-

The Visual Round Trip Analyzer tool helps web developers and testers visualize the download of their page, identify best practices and changes that improve web performance. The network Round-Trip between the client and server(s) is the single biggest impact to web page performance – much greater than server response time. VRTA examines the communications protocol, identifying the causes...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,

Any change which is intentional can be recorded, but in case if its not something not noticed & specially with workstations running windows Xp , it can create problems & disappointment when things dont work as expected, Than suddenly we think what has changed or what we have changed, No worries, not to think any more, Microsoft has a tool that will not only let u know what are the changes but help you to troubkeshoot the XP systems issues, It works in following scenario-

1. Software Programs—installed applications, such as those listed in Add/Remove Programs
2. Windows hotfixes and other OS updates
3. Windows drivers and services
4. ActiveX controls downloaded via Internet Explorer
5. Browser Helper Objects (BHOs)—typically toolbars and other items that load with your browser
6. Auto-Start Extensibility Points (ASEPs)—programs that start automatically without user action.

I have used a...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Hi Connect Members,

When it comes to copying of files over the network & specially when the file size is huge the only question comes on mind how much time it will take to complete that operations, Now I have found one tool that can help us to perform those tasks much faster of copying specially in slow link wan scenarios , the word is RICH COPY tool from microsoft, a must have tool as you will be benefited a lot.Thanks.

Link for tool-


adtlink | 24 Apr 2009 | 1 comment

Announcing the beta release for Barcode Solution 7 built on the Symantec Management Platform. We invite your participation during the beta cycle. Please take a moment to review the list of new features for the product. The beta is scheduled to last for a period of 6 weeks. We look forward to working with you to improve the product.

  • Ported to the Symantec Notification Server 7.0 platform
  • Ability to store data on handheld scanner's flash memory
  • Profile configuration improved

                      Stream lined 
                      Uses a picker to select data classes and associations, with ability to see the see the number of fields and their sizes per data class) 

jloubser | 18 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

One of the most frustrating things I have encountered using Altiris for software deployment purposes is that in order for me to push a number of packages to any given target device such that the packages require to be installed in a specified order, I would have to create a sequential software delivery task.
Creating this as a once off or even two or three times is not an issue, but when I become twenty or thirty times with no end in sight then it gets real old real quick.

What I suggest is that a mechanisim be put in place to rank the created packages and that the installation order would then depend upon the ranking the package was given.

For example, say I build a new device and that that device due the the area it is to be employed in requires 20 different applications to be installed before delivery. The build team could then either via the software portal or whatever other mechanisim select the 20 applications required for the installation and press the...

jloubser | 18 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Of the things I miss the most when working with the Altiris suite the following two things are pretty close to the top of the list:
Customisable user message screens which may be associated per deployment task type. In other words, I don't want to have to create such type things to be part of my deployment package. A simple interface which allows me to communicate with my target audience with reference to what is about to happen on their device would be most useful. Connected to this is the lack of ability to have a countdown timer which may be associated with the task in question. For example, I deploy a certain job which requires the user to click on ok. The problem with this is that most users will just ignore this message, putting it into the background. What would be most useful is if I can set a timer on the job such that if the user has not clicked on ok within the set timeframe the job then automatically executes. This accompanied with a visible countdown box which...

jamesmax | 16 Apr 2009 | 5 comments

Do you want to know which client agents are available for Mac? The Mac agent is available for the Altiris Notification Server, supporting versions 10.3.9 through 10.5.x. Solutions available for managing Apple's Mac computers include the following: Inventory, Software Delivery, and PC Anywhere. The Deployment solution doesn't currently offer a client for Mac. Altiris says that they are working on adding Mac support to a lot of their products. I sure hope that the Deployment solution is one of them. Also, I hope that they add the capability of being able to use a Mac to run an instance of the Deployment Solution. If everything goes web-based like most of the products seem to be headed in that direction, it would work on a Mac too. Hopefully it happens. If you know of any other Altiris products that have Mac support, please add comments about it. Thanks.

jamesmax | 16 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

In my search to improve my arsenal of Altiris products, I wanted to know when some of the new 7.0 products were being released. First, I download the installer for the Altiris Client Management Suite. I looked at the requirements page and saw the requirements are “Windows 2003 Server or better”. So, I prepared a Windows Server 2008 (64 bit and 32 bit) VM to test it on. It didn't install on either. After trying it and speaking with technical support, I found out that The Altiris Client Management Suite, as of right now, works only a Windows 2003 Server 32-bit. They said that you should be able to install it on Windows Server 2008 in the near future (probably this summer - time will tell).

Once you run the installer,  it will install the Symantec Installation Manager....

Ram Champion | 16 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,

Here tool for remote diagnostic tool which has improved features. It allows you to connect remotely Altiris to view configurations and troubleshoot.

Link for tool


jjesse | 15 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Start your downloads.  If you are a part of the Beta Team you should see CMDB 7 as a part of the available products to download and start testing.

From the email to start beta testing:

We are pleased to announce the beta release of Altiris CMDB 7. Registration for the CMDB 7 beta may be found under the profile tab of the beta portal. We anticipate the beta cycle to run approximately 8 weeks. We look forward to working with you to improve the product toward release.
There are a number of new features with CMDB 7 built on the Symantec Management Platform. The following features have been added or improved:
– Many reports have been rewritten using the new 7.0 reporting engine
– The rest of the reports are available in a legacy mode
Portals in the console
– Customize your own view with web parts
– Tree view of...