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mmurphy7 | 20 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

With the first half of 2012 now over, here is Arellia’s analysis of Microsoft vulnerabilities and those with privilege exploitation:





 Bulletins with Privilege Exploitations


 Vulnerabilities with Privilege Exploitations


 % of Bulletins with Privilege Exploitation


 % of Vulnerabilities with Privilege Exploitation


As a refresher from the Introduction...

mds1974 | 14 Jun 2012 | 1 comment


***Update 27/06/2012

In the upcoming SMM 7.2 release there have been some changes to the underlying database schema. For this reason, if you import the 'Custom Mobile Reports' it is likely some will be missing data. I have therefore created a new set of reports for the SMM 7.2 version. This bundle has been provided in the attachments section and includes the following reports:

Applications Report - All Devices

Applications Report - Android

Applications Report - iOS

Device Management Status

Device Network Details

Last check in time

Manage Devices

Phone Inventory Details

tbenson | 21 May 2012 | 0 comments

The May 23rd Twin Cities User Group meeting is cancelled for this week.

Sorry for the late notice!

We hope to have an event in June. Please check back for further info.

MicaPete | 15 May 2012 | 0 comments

This newly published guide is for network administrators who want to use Server Management Suite (SMS) 7.1 SP2 to manage Linux and UNIX servers.

Follow this link to download the guide:

The guide presents UNIX/Linux-specific information about:

  • Provisioning
    • Imaging
    • Scripted OS installation
    • OEM Hardware integration toolkits
    • Server configuration
  • Configuration Management
    • Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
    • Discovery and Inventory
    • Patch Management for Linux
    • Software Management
    • Managed Software Delivery
    • Virtualization Management
  • Server Health
    • Monitor Solution and Monitor Packs
    • Event Console
    • Historical and Real-Time Monitoring
  • Process Automation - Built-in Workflow Capabilities...
stebro | 26 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report Volume 12, released earlier this week discusses the continuing challenges of the Conficker worm in enterprises. Conficker came about in later 2008 and continues to plague Windows systems despite patches for the originally exploited vulnerability being available for over 3 years. Conficker continues to spread via one of two methods: exploiting weak passwords or unpatched systems and according to Microsoft’s Tim Rains, in an article by eWeek, 92% of recent infections are due to the exploit of weak passwords.

In terms of exploiting weak passwords, the Security Intelligence Report states “This type of attack uses the credentials of the logged-in user to access local or network resources, or else attacks password-...

maese.oli | 17 Apr 2012 | 1 comment

Trying to find out where is Internet Explorer report in NS 7.1 (that previously exist on Altiris 6) got this "solution":

You can use this report -->Discovery and Inventory --> Inventory --> Cross-Platform --> Software/Applications --> General Software -->  "Audit Software Search report"

To get Internet Explorer installed version you must specify:

File Name: iexplore.exe

Manufacturer: microsoft%

This "solution" can by cloned (by cloning reports) and changed, fixing Parameters; to get your custom SOFTWARE VERSION REPORT OF YOUR INSTALLED APPS.

Hope this helps the newcomers to NS 7.x version.


adude | 06 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Just a heads up on the dates for the next San Diego Altiris, I mean, Endpoint Management User Group Meetings, please add to your calendars.


  •   Thu, May 17 @ Point Loma Nazarene
  •   Thu, Aug 16 @ Jack in the Box
  •   Thu, Nov 15 @ Jack in the Box

Meetings times are from 10 AM to 2 PM

Marcello D'Angelone | 24 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

If you wish to apply the registry change mentioned in  TECH109926 to several machines using SMP server you can perform the following steps:


  1. On the Notification Console, create a new "Client Job" and select  "Task" and Run Script
  2. Copy and paste the text below and select Command Script as script type  Click OK  

@echo off

net stop "awhost32"

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\pcAnywhere\CurrentVersion\Host" /V "QuickADSGroupAuth" /D 1 /T REG_DWORD /F  

net start "awhost32" 

     3.  Use quick run or Create a New schedule to run the script on several computers.


in case of  x64 bit machines  the content...
Darrell Elmore | 23 Feb 2012 | 0 comments


  • Unable to add new Item Link based on a filter


  • The following item appears in the Altiris Log Viewer under Warning

Log File Name: D:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\Logs\a.log
Priority: 2
Date: 1/25/2008 11:16:45 AM
Tick Count: 1378279890
Host Name: ****
Process: w3wp.exe (4184)
Thread ID: 6340
Module: AltirisNativeHelper.dll
Description: provided fallback culture(en-US) for non supported languages. Maximum request length exceeded


Perform the steps listed in Tech Article 38973 but for step 1 use the web.config in the \Program Files\Altiris\CustomConsole\Web location.


nickthenerd | 10 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Greetings all-

Due to outside obligations, we are currently looking for two persons to fill open roles in our User Group Membership team:


Marketing Director:

Please print the sign-in sheet and bring with you to meeting and have people sign-in so we have accurate attendance. Please give sheet to (Membership Director).