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hugo_parra | 29 Sep 2014 | 4 comments

Announcing the availability of ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF3.

This release is available through SIM and contains a number of fixes for the following components:

  • Symantec Management Platform
  • Inventory Solution
  • Deployment Solution
  • Software Management Solution

Cheers,

-Hugo

ianatkin | 19 Sep 2014 | 2 comments

I've been fiddling over the last wee while with an idea for DS6.9 (see my previous blog entry). I've been thinking about how to introduce a working method for implementing global variables.

You see, my complex jobs often have user-editable parameters scattered throughout them. Scattering variables throughout a jobs task is really messy (and makes them harder to maintain). So, I thought about how we could just have one place where we put these variables in a job.

A special task in DS6.9 would have been nice. Something like this,

parameters.png

But this doesn't exist... so I've implemented something less elegant, and a full article on that will be posted shortly. If you think this would be advantage you you (in both DS6.9 and DS7) please comment.

If you know people who *would* like...

ianatkin | 19 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Today I was reviewing one of my T-SQL User Defined Functions (UDFs) and got distracted on the SQL Blog site, sqlblog.com

An article by Hugo Kornelis  had caught my attention, T-SQL User-Defined Functions: the good, the bad, and the ugly

This caught my eye as as I often create T-SQL User Defined Functions (UDFs) in order to simplify the look of my T-SQL code and make pieces of it easier to maintain in the long term. Hugo however demonstrates quite clearly how implementing scalar UDFs can be really, really bad. The problem is their performance can't be optimised by the SQL engine, so each call to the UDF comes with the same cost. He then demonstrates massive performance gains by putting even simple UDF code in-line in your T-SQL.

His bad news doesn't end there -the execution plans also lie about the cost, hiding...

ianatkin | 05 Sep 2014 | 2 comments

I often find myself peeking into Altiris databases with the goal of finding a particular piece of information. The only problem is, I rarely know what table it's stored in.

There are three options at this point,

  1. Stare vacantly at the database, scanning through every table name waiting for an internal bell to tinkle
  2. Google till you dribble
  3. Run a SQL Query to find your table

In case you are an option (3) type of admin, this is the query to use,

SELECT  *
FROM    sys.tables
WHERE   Name LIKE '%BIOS%'

SELECT  *
FROM    sys.views
WHERE   Name like '%BIOS%'

Where here, in this instance, I'm looking for tables and views whose name includes the string "BIOS". This is a truely invaluable little query, and very helpful when trying to update reports across database versions. It's even quite handy if you simply are feeling a bit nosey.

ianatkin | 02 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Yesterday I was looking at my SMP licensing using SIM (the Symantec Installation Manager) and I was troubled that certain licenses might not be applying correctly.

So, I decided to take a look at the installed licenses through an alternative route, the RemoveLicense.exe utility which is located in C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\Bin\Tools

When I loaded it though, I got a dialog displaying the following error,

Can not get the license
System.Exception: Certificate Chain is invalid.
  at RemoveLegacyLicense.LegacyLicenseUtil.Verify(X509Certificate2certificate)
  at RemoveLegacyLicense.LegacyLicenseUtil.GetLegacyLicenses()

 

This is a known issue, and Altiris Support directed me to this SMP 7.0 and 7.1 tech note TECH198685,

This cites the following,

Microsoft released a critical update (...

SK | 17 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Hello avid packagers.  

I would just like to inform you that Raynet is aiming to add SWV support to its RayPack product by the end of September.  

I will update you again when it is available.  

Scott.

Kevin Haysmer | 24 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

I started to hunt as many have before for a custom inventory for Altiris 7.1 that would get the Autodesk information like in Altiris 6.5. Every time I thought I had the script working I would find a different product it was not getting the information on correctly. Or in some case it just would not read a registry field like it would all the others. As I started to look I found the reason was not all the registry fields patterns where the same in about 2012 they changed the format of the registry configuration. There are also other products in Autodesk that the path in the registry was different or the field I wanted had a different name from one product to the next. So I started to compile a list of all the software I may need and looked for the registry keys I would need to make a functional custom inventory script for Autodesk. Just so we can all get it out yes I know I could have broken parts of this down into functions and had the script shorter but at the time I was not...

kedar_k | 21 Jul 2014 | 8 comments

ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF1 is available through SIM. It has the fix for the following issue:

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You can access the ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF1 release notes from the following location:

Symantec™ IT Management Suite 7.5 SP1 HF1 powered by Altiris™ technology Release Notes

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You can access the ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF2 release notes from the following location:

Symantec™ IT Management Suite 7.5 SP1 HF2 powered by Altiris™ technology Release Notes

kedar_k | 19 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Migration: A migration is when you install the latest version of the IT Management Suite solutions on a new server, and then migrate the data from the earlier ITMS solutions to the latest version of the application.

Upgrade: An upgrade is when you install the latest version of ITMS on the same hardware, server operating system, and database.

You must migrate the Notification Server 6.x or 7.0 data to either Notification Server 7.1 SP2 or Notification Server 7.5. After migrating the data, you must first upgrade to either ITMS 7.1 SP2 MP1.1 or ITMS 7.5 HF6 depending on the path you choose and then upgrade to ITMS 7.5 SP1.

The following diagram gives an overview of the migration and upgrade process:

Migrating to IT Management Suite 7.5 SP1

You can use the following reference documents:

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ryanschoenherr | 18 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Join Novacoast on June 24th, at 11am EST for an Altiris 7.5 webinar

- Follow the link below to register

         http://connect.novacoast.com/altiris-upgrade-webinar

                       

 

                 New features & Why theres no better time to upgrade!

Cloud Enabled Management - Manage clients outside the corporate network

Macintosh Support - Deploy, Manage and Secure your Macs

Updated Deployment Solution - Easier to use, support for Mac

Better Performance - Faster, more scalability, manage more endpoints

New Platform Support - For the newest Windows, Mac and Red Hat operating systems

Workflow...