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adtlink | 21 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce Altiris 7 Beta IV for both Client Management Suite and Server Management Suite. This will be the final beta cycle prior to the release of these products. We appreciate your input into the product over the past few months; you're your help the product has improved greatly. As we prepare to release the product, we invite you to make a 'final review' across the various key features of Altiris 7. We have created scenario-based surveys as a guide for your testing.

As an incentive, we will be providing giveaways for joining our testing and development groups in ensuring that we are prepared to release Altiris 7. The giveaways include:

  • $20 iTunes Gift Card
  • Altiris 7 Premier Beta Team T-Shirts
  • Altiris 7 Beta Runners Jacket
  • Altiris 7 Beta Polo Shirts

Here is how it works. We have created 5 scenario-based test plans in the form of an online survey which cover all of the solutions in SMS 7 and CMS 7.

jhallam3 | 12 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

Phoenix Software Limited announced that it has been awarded Altiris Platinum Partner Status in the UK. This is the highest accreditation available from Altiris and coupled with Phoenix's existing Symantec Platinum Partner Status ensures Phoenix customers enjoy the highest level of Symantec and Altiris service and expertise available in the UK.

Altiris Platinum Partners have made the highest level of commitment to Altiris. They have received technical training and have made a significant investment to become experts in all Altiris solutions for both pre and post sales activities. Platinum Partners are required to have on staff a minimum of two Altiris Certified Engineers™ (ACE™) and regularly receive additional sales and technical training from Altiris. In addition, they work with Altiris on business plans, revenue targets, and provide reports on business opportunities with Altiris.

"We are pleased that Phoenix Software has achieved Platinum partner...

MaggieH | 02 Jan 2009 | 1 comment

You can apply the following command line options to the WSE file. Command line options let you compile as well as set properties.

  • /c file.wse
    Compiles the installation script.
  • /c /s file.wse
    Compiles the installation script silently. You can use this option with the /d option.

WiseScript Installations Command Line Options

You can apply the following command line options to compiled .EXE files.

  • /M
    Runs the installation in manual mode, prompting for system directories (examples: Windows, System).
  • /M=filename
    Specifies a value file for installation.
  • /S
    Installs in silent (automatic) mode with no end user choices.

Uninstall Command Line Options

You can apply the following command line options...

Eshwar | 23 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Create VBscripts on your fingure tips. Here is the utility that helps you write WMI scripts for system administration, which is provided by Microsoft:

Download it here:

Note: Genuine OS Validation is required.

Good luck.

Sidd | 16 Dec 2008 | 5 comments

Here is a white paper at, which describes the process of performance tuning a computer running the 2007 Microsoft Office system, or preparing a computer to run the 2007 Office system.


Sidd | 05 Dec 2008 | 1 comment

Following are the various command line switches that can be used for Microsoft Security Patches.

Available Switches:

  • [/help]
  • [/quiet]
  • [/passive]
  • [/norestart]
  • [/forcerestart]
  • [/warnrestart]
  • [/promptrestart]
  • [/overwriteoem]
  • [/nobackup]
  • [/forceappsclose]
  • [/integrate:<fullpath>]
  • [/log:<fullpath>]
Displays this message

Setup Modes

Quiet mode (no user interaction or display)
Unattended mode (progress bar only)

Restart Options

Do not restart when installation is complete
Restart after...
Mags | 24 Nov 2008 | 7 comments

Ever had an Asset created where the Resource Type is incorrect, or have you had a physical server virtualised, but the Resource Type has remained as Computer instead of Virtual Machine?

Well here's a quick script to change the Resource Type for an individual resource

UPDATE vResource
SET ResourceTypeGuid = '2C3CB3BB-FEE9-48DF-804F-90856198B600'
WHERE vResource.Guid = '9f679247-fc68-4baf-9042-5571cb79ee64' 

In this example, a server, GUID 9f679247-fc68-4baf-9042-5571cb79ee64, has had its Resource Type changed to Virtual Machine 2C3CB3BB-FEE9-48DF-804F-90856198B600.

Common Resource types are:

Asset  B9EE0AB2-AE0E-4867-BF4C-41D4A382163B
Computer  493435F7-3B17-4C4C-B07F-C23E7AB7781F
Monitor  FE46D9CE-B71C-4DE4-B790-242A9EF1A5D3
Network Printer  8E4F62F4-948C-...

WiseUser | 21 Nov 2008 | 0 comments

Return codes are nothing but the errorlevels. The DOS command to determine the return code is IF ERRORLEVEL.

Errorlevels are not a standard feature of every command. A certain errorlevel may mean anything the programmer wanted it to. Most programmers agree that an errorlevel 0 means the command executed successfully, and an errorlevel 1 or higher usually spells trouble. But there are many exceptions to this general rule.

In Wise script the Variable used for getting the return code of an installation is %INSTALL_RESULT%

riva11 | 20 Nov 2008 | 3 comments

Windows System Control Center (WSCC) is a graphic interface that allows you to manage the utilities from Windows Sysinternals and Nirsoft.

This tool is released as freeware and allows you to navigate and execute all Sysinternal and Nirsoft utilities through a friendly GUI. WSCC is only a graphical interface, all tools will be executed on a command line.

For the installation, you will need first to download all or part of Sysinternals and Nirsoft tools, then store together with WSCC in your favorite USB key.


Deepanshu | 17 Nov 2008 | 4 comments

Some useful information about ATTRIB command which you can use for changing attributes.

Display or change file attributes. Find Filenames.

ATTRIB [ + attribute | - attribute ] [pathname] [/S]


+ : Turn an attribute ON
- : Clear an attribute OFF

pathname : Drive and/or filename e.g. C:\*.txt
/S : Search the pathname including all subfolders.


  • H Hidden
  • S System
  • R Read-only
  • A Archive

If no attributes are specified ATRIB will return the current attribute settings. Used with just the /S option ATTRIB will quickly search for a particular filename.

Combining the Hidden and System attributes.

If a file has both the Hidden and System attributes set, you...