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riva11 | 13 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

Microsoft released 16 bulletins covering 49 vulnerabilities, in these list there are one of the zero-day vulnerabilities used by the Stuxnet threat and other critical issues. Available on the Technet, there are also helpful infographics to show the aggregate risk and impact for October patches and the overall deployment priority information to further aid in prioritization:

Source : October 2010 Security Bulletin Release

JGibbs | 12 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

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Pascal KOTTE | 20 Sep 2010 | 20 comments

I was trying to find the latest release notes (and latest version) for SMP 7.0...

And see the https://KB.ALTIRIS.COM is now out of order and replaced with



Hum... As any normal human, I am under the "temptation" to find any reason to reject this change, because want to retain its old habits !!!

But, honestly, without "changing", our world does not have any meaning.

So let's have a look...



ohzone - CherylPeterson | 20 Sep 2010 | 3 comments

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pro.gti | 16 Sep 2010 | 15 comments

Based on the latest articles on, the Symantec Management Platform 7 SP5 update is about to be released.  The user guide is available here and the release notes are online as well. 

The release notes, includes embedded release notes for each individual component that has been updated, including Notification Server 7.0 SP5 (which has a substantial number of bug fixes) and Task Server 7.0 SP5, are included.  Task Server now support Windows Server 2008, which is a welcome addition.

Support for Windows 2000 has been dropped, which is mentioned in the release notes, with specific guidance.

Ludovic Ferre | 26 Jul 2010 | 4 comments

The vComputer view provides an easy access to managed computers, however in very large reporting server this view (built on many other abstration) is taking a lot of time to run and is not the most efficient base to built report. How could we provide similar information without the overhead?

The following SQL query will return the guid, name, IsManaged, server (based on OwnerNSGuid) from the database using 3 tables and 2 joins.

create view dbo.vComputer2 as
select ir.Guid, ir.IsManaged, im.Name, as 'Server'
  from ItemResource ir
  join Item im
    on ir.guid = im.guid
  join Item ns
    on im.ownernsguid = ns.guid
 where ResourceTypeGuid='493435F7-3B17-4C4C-B07F-C23E7AB7781F'

On a reporting server with 60,000+ managed computers this query ran in 12 seconds returning 62,921 rows. In...

Endre | 20 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

If you use rdeploy as imageing tool for windows 7 or server 2008 you may get an error saying 0xc000000e or 0xc000000f . If you google the error you normally get solutions saying alternate bootmgr to c:
This will not work for an image deployed with rdeploy. You have to set the drive to d:  Both examples will work dependent of how many partitions you have in your win7 image

X:\windows\system32\BCDEDIT /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:
X:\windows\system32\BCDEDIT /set {default} device partition=d:
X:\windows\system32\BCDEDIT /set {default} osdevice partition=d:


X:\windows\system32\BCDEDIT /set {bootmgr} device partition=d:
X:\windows\system32\BCDEDIT /set {default} device partition=d:
X:\windows\system32\BCDEDIT /set {default} osdevice partition=d:

You may run this manually after booting in winpe or make a script to run in winpe from the ds consoll or as a step 2 in your deployment image job.

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 16 Jul 2010 | 2 comments

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KSchroeder | 07 Jul 2010 | 1 comment

This may be showing up on Connect soon, but if Joel doesn't post it here explicitly (and I didn't check... blush), a new KB has been created documenting the changes to Inventory tables from Inventory 6.1 to 7.0.  You can see it for yourself in AKB53699.

Ludovic Ferre | 03 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

It appears that the custom dataclass creation module in SMP 7.x contains the option to set a dataclass to handle multi-row entries, however with my customer we could not get the tick box to effectively turn an existing data class to multi row.

So in the end we resorted to export/import with a manual edit of the xml (using notepad++) to set the multirow parameter to true instead of false.

I will try to replicate this as soon as I am back in the office, but right now I am wondering if during the design it was considered that updating dataclass should not be allowed (thus changing from single to multi-row or the opposite be ineffective any times after dataclass creation).

Having said that we tried to create a new dataclass but this failed for some unknown reasons (the dataclass never appeared on the custom dataclass section).

And a final word on the brief report from my customer: custom classes not created via the custom class wizard (imported for example)...