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SK | 20 Jan 2014 | 11 comments

HF3 for ITMS 7.5 is now available via SIM.  Please review the attached screenshot for the seven products that it can update.

SK | 17 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

I have just updated my article by adding a comment that includes the SQL behind the new view that ITMS 7.5 adds to "Manage > Software".

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

Ryan Terry | 07 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

 

We recently held our first User Group Summit with 75 customers representing 28 different User Groups.  We also had several Symantec employees in attendance to network, field questions, share ideas, etc. 

One of the valuable interactions we had came from a Server Management Suite discussion table held at lunch.  There was interest expressed from several folks around getting together more often to share insights and best practices around Server Management Suite specifically.  Some of the customers even offered to present some of this information. 

We’d like to gauge interest around holding these sessions around Server Management Suite in 2014.  Please reply to this blog or send me an email at ryan_terry@symantec.com and offer your thoughts regarding the following questions:

•   How often you'd like to meet virtually to discuss best practices around...

SK | 31 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

After a clean install of ITMS 7.1.2 MP1.1 v7RU, it was found that it was not possible to create a new CMDB rule as its first dropdown list failed to open.

To workaround this issue, you need to clone a sample CMDB rule and then modify it to suit your needs.

SK | 28 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Here is a handy SQL query that will allow you to search your database tables for a particular word or words (tested against SQL 2008 R2):

 

**********************************

CREATE TABLE myTable99 (TABLE_NAME sysname, COLUMN_NAME sysname, Occurs int)
GO

SET NOCOUNT ON

DECLARE @SQL varchar(8000), @TABLE_NAME sysname, @COLUMN_NAME sysname, @Sargable varchar(80), @Count int

SELECT @Sargable = 'enter word or words here'

DECLARE insaneCursor CURSOR FOR
    SELECT c.TABLE_NAME, c.COLUMN_NAME
      FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.Columns c INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.Tables t
        ON t.TABLE_SCHEMA = c.TABLE_SCHEMA AND t.TABLE_NAME = c.TABLE_NAME
     WHERE c.DATA_TYPE IN ('char','nchar','varchar','nvarchar','text','ntext')
       AND t.TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'

OPEN insaneCursor...

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.

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

Ludovic Ferre | 07 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/...
ianatkin | 06 Sep 2013 | 6 comments

 

Been messing the last few days with a combination of t-sql and Word macros to create a way of documenting the policies and rules for Altiris Monitor 7.1 servers.

All pretty much done, so am writing up for CONNECT.

Here's a taster graphic though of the end-result which was created by,

  1. Running some SQL
  2. Pasting the results into Excel
  3. Copy/Pasting table from Excel into Word
  4. Clicking on a Macro button
  5. Selecting a table layout and adjusting columns

All in all a couple minutes work! The symbols you see are shorthands for severity, agentbased/agentless, repeats and alert reset method.

Mon_RuleReportTbl.PNG

michael cole | 31 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

I came across a stored procedure that is quite popular for troubleshooting SQL especially blocking, it's not new but deserves a repost. I tried it against sp_who and sp_who2. It seems that this SP gives a more instant snapshot in better detail. Probably it's best feature is a clickable link to the transact that is running. I could still see block chains better with sp_who2, as you could see the trail of SPID's better. There is a SQL query for finding the lead blocker at http://sqlserverplanet.com/troubleshooting/blocking-processes-lead-blocker

For those that are interested in what the differences are between sp_who and sp_who2, the screen snip below shows the column differences, the hidden difference is that sp_who is documented and thus supported, otherwise they are very similar. SP_WhoIsActive complements them.

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