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Ray OConnor | 18 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Does anyone know who does the scheduling for the Michigan Endpoint Management User Group meeting? I find these meetings valuable and want to assume responsibility for managing them and getting support for them. Please contact me about the details for being a part of setting the meetings up.

-Ray

SK | 10 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

The following query has the ability to list all Software Releases and their associated rules or just the rules associated with a specifc Software Release:

SELECT rsr.Name AS [Software Release],rir.Name AS [Rule],rir.[Description] AS [Rule Description]
FROM RM_ResourceSoftware_Release rsr
JOIN ResourceAssociation ra ON ra.ParentResourceGuid = rsr.[Guid]
JOIN RM_ResourceInventory_Rule rir ON rir.[Guid] = ra.ChildResourceGuid
--WHERE rsr.Name = 'specific software release'
ORDER BY rsr.Name ASC

As Applicability and Detection rules are both classed as inventory rules, they do not have their own resource type or class; however, it does appear that detection rule names begin with "Detection Rule for", which should allow you to distinguish between the two.

mszlosarczyk | 09 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone,

Cloud-enabled Management (CEM) is a new feature that allows you to manage client computers outside the corporate network, even if you do not use a Virtual Private Network. CEM was first introduced with IT Management Suite 7.5.

To make the process of implementation quick and easy, we have prepared a whitepaper that describes the concept, requirements and the process of implementation of Cloud-enabled Management.

You can find the whitepaper at the following URL:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7049

nickthenerd | 11 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Hey KCUG - Don, Amy, Matt (all from Gentiva) and myself (from Cerner) were able to attend the Altiris 7.5 summit in Salt Lake last week.

They have published the sessions and the slides are available for download - https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/75-summit-november-2013-slides-and-videos

If you have any questions, post them here and I'm sure one of us will be able to answer anything that might come up.

Nick Engstrom

BRING | 29 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Recently, it was observed that when using Servicedesk, clicking on the lightning bolt to edit a user caused the error below to appear:

System.IO.FileLoadException: The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

The full text of the error 

Error,Friday, October 25, 2013 7:20:24 PM,[global] Application 'LogicBase.Ensemble' error

[global] Client Host Information:

[global] IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

[global] HostName: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

[global] Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; InfoPath.2; MS-RTC LM 8; .NET4.0E)

[global] -- error.ToString() --

[global] System.Web.HttpUnhandledException: Exception of type 'System.Web....

Ludovic Ferre | 06 Oct 2013 | 3 comments

The symantec.pl.xml update for 7.5 has hit SolutionSam.com, so 7.5 is now GA.

Here are some information from the product listing:

file md5  = b8675ec97437e633fbcad1c112a6a557
file size = 15 361 694 bytes
timestamp = 2013-10-03 10:59

And here its the full file list (and handfull as you could guess :D):

Modified:
/solutions/7_5/eipower/7_2_rtm/ei_powersaversolution_7_2_perth.msi
 
Added:
/solutions/7_1/ita/ita_doc/altiris_itanalyticsdocumentation_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_activitycenter_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_activitycenterlanguages_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_agentlessinventoryupgrade_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_agentlessinventoryupgrade_7_5_x86.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_assetmanagementcombine_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/altiris_assetupgrade_7_5_x64.msi
/solutions/7_5/itms/7_5_rtm/...
Ludovic Ferre | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

After I posted my previous blog entry [1] I went to implement a solution (for which the documentation is done and awaiting moderation to be release here on Connect).

It worked pretty well, but still we have far too many basic inventory coming in. A look at captured NSE's indicated that there is another problem with inventories hijacking the Basic Inventory Capture Item:

Sample 1:

<?xml version='1.0' ?>
<message>
<from><resource guid='{ffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff}' typeGuid='{493435F7-3B17-4C4C-B07F-C23E7AB7781F}'/></from>
<to>1592B913-72F3-4c36-91D2-D4EDA21D2F96</to>
<time>20130905211027.187000-120</time>
<body><inventory><dataClass guid="ca029e6b-f124-4399-9b91-10c41b73165b"><data><resource partialUpdate="true"><row PolicyGuid="ffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff" TaskInstanceGuid=...
Ludovic Ferre | 05 Sep 2013 | 2 comments

Today is riddle day. So here it is in full:

When is a basic inventory not a basic inventory?

When it's a custom inventory!!!

So, now this explains why we are getting thousands of customer inventory every day at my customer. The custom inventories are generated by VBS and as documented here on Connect [1] (and I'm sure in much of the product documentation) we generate NSE's with a msgTo element pointing to the Basic Inventory Dataclass:

'----------------------NOTIFICATION SERVER ENTRY STARTS HERE------------------
dim nse
set nse = WScript.CreateObject ("Altiris.AeXNSEvent")
nse.To = "{1592B913-72F3-4C36-91D2-D4EDA21D2F96}" 'Never change this guid, it is needed by NS.
nse.Priority = 1
dim objDCInstance
set objDCInstance = nse.AddDataClass ("{8284a0ad-b37f-4c9b-b0ad-cb92f97d7401}") ' Change this to math the guid of the custom data class
dim objDataClass
set objDataClass...
mmurphy7 | 09 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

In the past 6 months Apple has released 2 Security Updates for their Windows versions of Quicktime and iTunes addressing 52 vulnerabilities. Both of the Apple Security Bulletins released had vulnerabilities that could be used to exploit the rights of the logged on user. Here’s a breakdown of the updates released:

Bulletins 2
Vulnerabilities 52
% of Vulnerabilities with privilege exploits 48%

Apple, unlike Microsoft and other software vendors Arellia has looked at, does not classify their Security Updates. Instead they lump many vulnerabilities into a single security update. Here’s a breakdown of the two security updates and the vulnerabilities with Privilege Exploits:

Security Update Vulnerabilities with Privilege Exploits Total Vulnerabilities
...
mmurphy7 | 09 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

In the past 6 months Adobe has released 16 Security Bulletins addressing 116 vulnerabilities. Of the 16 Adobe Security Bulletins released 81% had vulnerabilities that could be used to exploit the rights of the logged on user. However, if you don’t count the bulletins related to ColdFusion then 100% of the Security Bulletins had vulnerabilities that could be used to exploit user rights. Here’s a breakdown of the Adobe Security Bulletins:

Bulletins 16
Vulnerabilities 116
% of Bulletins with privilege exploits 81.25%
% of Vulnerabilities with privilege exploits 67.24%

Adobe classifies the bulletins as critical, important, moderate, and low. Similar to Microsoft, critical vulnerabilities can run attacker code and install software...