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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).                                                                       


Pascal KOTTE | 12 Jan 2012 | 8 comments

How, where to find the latest Architecture, Planning, Implementation and Design Guide for Altiris

There was a time where we were not having any "Architecture" guideline documentation for such complex Altiris framework... Now, we have a lot, and when TECHs are talking about the "Design" doc, they are not always talking about the same. ;-P

I found main 4 below: Please, provide any additional, update you’ll find in there :)

Symantec Management Platform Architecture and Design - Version 1.1 - (all the same doc name display 1.0 :) (last update 2010-07-15) 27 pages


Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 SP2 from Symantec Planning and Implementation Guide

  That is the OFFICIAL one ! 350 pages !

CNWilliams | 16 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Check out the the Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 Release Notes at the following URL: For issuses (fixed, known, and other things to know) specific to the (Activity Center) Enhanced Console Views look for the Symantec Management Console enhanced views sections of the Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 Release Notes

Check out the Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 SP2 from Symantec Enhanced Console Views Getting Started Guide at the following URL: