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Michael Grueber | 11 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

A common issue that administrators face when managing the software update process involves situations in which:

  • An application was originally installed with customized settings;
  • The vendor releases an update to the application in the form of an installation that installs a completely new version of the application rather than just incrementally updating just those files that are affected by a security vulnerability or bug

In such cases, the update packages created by application vendors often are not sophisticated enough to preserve the customizations that were made when the application was originally installed.

For example, an adminstrator may roll out Adobe Reader 9.4.0 using the .MSI provided by the vendor together with an .MST transform file that customizes the application's settings (e.g. turning off the auto-update feature).  If the administrator later uses the Patch Management...

Rae Landua | 08 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

 

Altrinsic Solutions and NetX are offering a free webinar next week on "The Top Five Tricks to Optimize Your Altiris/SMP Environment." You can learn little-known deployment and configuration methods to fully leverage your Altiris investment.  It's filling up quickly so register now to reserve your spot!

 

 

http://www.netxinc.com/emails/tips_and_tricks_webinar/tipsandtricks.html

Ashish-Sharma | 02 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

Hi,

Someone asked, 

What is difference between Altiris Vs SCCM ?

What Can I do with altiris ?

Attached Document explain Briefly difference between Altiris Vs SCCM 2007.

 

Source:

http://myitforum.com/cs2/files/folders/comparedocs...

Michael Grueber | 11 Dec 2012 | 6 comments

It is essential to understand how the reports in the Patch Management Solution calculate compliance.  For example, the Compliance by Computer report calculates compliance based on all bulletins applicable to that computer. 

If you download the applicability/detection rules for a particular bulletin and the Patch Management Solution finds that an update associated with that bulletin is applicable to a particular computer but not installed on that computer, that computer is considered to not be in compliance with respect to that bulletin.  This is true even if you have not created any policies to distribute the updates associated with the bulletin to that computer.

While the Patch Management Solution reports provide you with an "absolute" measure of compliance, there may be occasions in which you want to see another view of compliance.  For example, you may want to see the compliance status of a particular computer with...

Michael Grueber | 03 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

For a recording of an excellent webcast on "Effective Patch Management for Clients and Servers", please see:  https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/5691/60201

The presentation was given by Joseph Carson and Santana Villa from Symantec.  Joseph is a Senior Manager of Product Management.  Santana is a Regional Product Manager.

The webcast covers the following topics:

  • Challenges, Potential threats and risks
  • Symantec's approach to patching
  • The Symantec advantage
  • Coming soon from Symantec

 

 

 

Michael Grueber | 03 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

For a recorded webcast on "3rd Party Patching:  Why's it's important and how do you tackle it?, please see:  https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=147028

The presentation was given by Travis Grandpre, Senior Marketing Manager at Symantec, and myself.

Ludovic Ferre | 12 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

In case you have missed the new download here on Symantec connect [1] I'm doubling up the announcement here on my blog:

It's been a very long while since I posted a download on Connect but tonight I've got something worth sharing.

This week I needed to work on implementing automated patching for one of my customer with Workflow and this lead me to consider writing something similar to the 6.2 [2] tool we had, but for 7.1.

And it turned out to be rather trivial, compared to the code we previously had to write.

This is because the Patch Workflow API contains everything needed to handle the staging of bulletins and creation of software update policies.

So, I'm attaching a single executable file (_warning_ this is still beta code) to this download.

And here's a brief description of the tool command line options:

File name: ZeroDayPatch.exe

File path: "<...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 06 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Twitter users @SymantecEMM has changed it name to @SymcEndptMgt ! Follow us for news and information from the Endpoint Management team!

You'll be glad you did!

Kavitha Gowda | 25 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec Endpoint Protection Pack 12.1.2 for IT Analytics 7.1 SP2 User Guide is now live at the following location:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5638

tgrandpre | 12 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

As a current Endpoint Management customer, you are likely already entitled to upgrade to the latest version as part of your maintenance. Since the 6.x release, Symantec has released a number of very powerful enhancements and improvements that will likely benefit your organization. 

In this *recorded webcast, you'll learn about the latest features of Symantec Endpoint Management, as well as understand how to locate the resources and assistance for a successful migration from previous versions. There are numerous tools and tips to help you make the upgrade easy.

This webcast includes technical details that are sure to help you plan your move and reap the benefits of Symantec’s Endpoint Management solutions.

View Webcast HERE

*Live...