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tgrandpre | 13 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

By: Travis Grandpre, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Endpoint Management and Mobility Group, Symantec

Symantec is at it again. We have been named as a “Leader” in another key analyst report. This time, Symantec has been positioned in the “Leader” wave in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Client Management Suites, Q2 2012. This, along with our “Leader” position in the recent 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, further underscores Symantec’s unique global leadership in the endpoint management space.

The Forrester Wave report states that Symantec made a significant splash in this Wave, earning a position as a Leader with long-established strengths in core and extended client management functionality — particularly OS management, software management, and patch.

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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: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5583

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...
Ludovic Ferre | 23 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

This is not a recent problem, but given I have stumbled upon it twice in the last week I thought I'd share the problem and solution with the community here, specially as the 2 cases I had were becoming critical as package distribution was not working.

So, what is the issue? Well, first packages are not synchronising between the Notification Server (6.0 SP2 R13) which is a problem - specially in the week after MS12-020 was released).

What is blocking the package delivery? Honestly I can't tell. However the common point between both cases was that the packages where delivered on the PS under the "Altiris Agent" directory, with one guid per package.

As I couldn't get the package servers to synchronised I went to a random package and removed the Package Server Download Alternate Location entry. After running a client configuration update the package server started synchronising all packages.

This was true for both customers, and is...

Ludovic Ferre | 29 Feb 2012 | 7 comments

I have a couple of customers that reported to me that the leap year bug we had back in... guess what 2008... is right back at it.

In short, you cannot modify any tasks because of the defect documented and fixed previously on KB40682, also documented previously by Marc on his blog:

http://altirisbe.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

Apparantly the hotfix doesn't seem to work anymore, most likely due to later changes on the components... more information to come on this throughout the day.

ianatkin | 16 Jan 2012 | 1 comment

I attended a SQL Server user group just before christmas and I found it pretty illuminating. Well worth the trip out. Altiris administrators have to wear many hats, and SQL Server knowledge is more than useful -it's critical for a smooth running Altiris setup.

I strongly advise you join a SQL User group near you. At mine they provided free pizza and we could bring in a beer from the bar downstairs.... Not that this was my primary reason for going of course....

http://sqlserverfaq.com/

You might not of course understand what they are saying,  what they are doing, or even why they are doing it... but in time you might ;-)

And making connections with SQL admins could turn out to be very useful in a time of need. And, I am of course assuming you are already a member of your local Altiris Group... right??!?

Kind Regards,
Ian./

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 :)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO30370 (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 ! 

http://www.symantec....

Christine Ewing | 15 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Yesterday Symantec released Version 7.1 SP2 for the following products: IT Management Suite, Client Management Suite, Server Management Suite, and Asset Management Suite. This service pack update includes significant enhancements and performance improvements that will result in an overall improved experience for our end users. A complete list of new documentation and release notes is available on the Symantec Support site. A new Technical White Paper helps you quickly familiarize yourself with the most relevant changes.

Test drive the release today by checking your Symantec Installation Manager (SIM) for the updates.

See the attached Whitepaper for details of what's new.

R Gines | 13 Oct 2011 | 8 comments

Attached is a poll that we'd like to use to help us determine what supported Linux OS is most important to you. The Poll is open for several weeks so please make your opinion known!

 

Thanks.

Christine Ewing | 15 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Join us at CCIB in Barcelona October 4–6 to Surround Yourself with the kind of invaluable knowledge, quality interactions, and fun laid-back environment you'll only find at Symantec Vision 2011.

Sessions this year will start with the new Product Vision and Strategy Forum where our experts will discuss Symantec's strategic plans addressing today's challenges in building an agile Enterprise Infrastructure adopting key trends such as Virtualization, Cloud and Mobile architectures.

From there you'll have access to in-depth specialized knowledge tracks, technical sessions, hands-on labs, and one-on-one opportunities to choose from. You'll also be able to take advantage of discounted training and certification exams, and more.

The Systems and IT Management track features best practices to help you optimize client and server management processes, effectively control assets, reduce...