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ianatkin | 09 Jun 2014 | 4 comments

Trying to be nice here. SIM is frustrating. No product is more certain to bring an SMP server's resources to its knees.

So, word to the wise. ALWAYS close SIM when you've finished using it.

hugo_parra | 02 Jun 2014 | 82 comments

We're happy to announce today the general availability of ITMS 7.5 SP1.

Some of the highlights for this release include:

1.   Server and Client-side platform support updates

  • Notification Server support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Site Server support for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Client support for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Mac 10.9, Windows 7 Embedded, ESXi 5.5, and RHEL 5.10
  • Console support for IE10 and IE11

2.   Reusable targets, flexible filtering

  • New visual builder
  • Immediate result verification
  • Enhanced import and export capabilities

3.   Inclusion of Workspace Streaming Agent

  • "Network mode" application streaming

4.   Ease of implementation

  • In-place upgrade from 7.1 SP2 MP1.1 and ITMS 7.5...
joevax | 06 May 2014 | 0 comments

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SK | 20 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

Hello all,

Today I ran into the above mentioned problem whilst trying to perform a clean install of ITMS 7.5, so I thought I would share what worked and what didn't.

Windows 2008 SP1 R2 with SQL 2012 SP1.

SQL was initially configured for Windows Authentication.  When SIM failed, I manually created the database to no avail.

I then changed to mixed authentication and changed the SA account (as I obviously didn't know what the original one was) via the UI.  Unfortuantely, the SA account had the same problem.

 

What worked was running the following query:

USE master
GO
ALTER LOGIN [sa] WITH PASSWORD=N'NewSAPassword', CHECK_POLICY = OFF
GO
ALTER LOGIN [sa] ENABLE
GO

 

This allowed SIM to create the database and begin the installation phase.  Once ITMS 7.5 was installed, and the 9 hotfixes (required a rebot beforehand), I opened the Database Settings page and...

Ludovic Ferre | 14 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

With my customer we have moved from a central Software Update Policy model, using ZeroDayPatch, to avoid replication issues (we had some malfunctioning policies upon replication that caused a less than optimal compliance level).

It works very well, but we have some issues with some bulletins for which creating a policy was proving very difficult. The symptom is that when you create a new policy for the impacted bulletins, loading the policy will cause a general error (when you get the database error message). And on the "Home > Patch Management > Bulletin and Updates" grid view the bulletin will not show any policy associated even after a refresh.

To cut a long story short the problem lies in replication, as you could have guessed form the environment. The issue here is that revised updates are handled on the parent server and replicated down the hierarchy, however the update that was revised (the previous version), which is deleted on the parent, is not deleted...

SK | 06 Mar 2014 | 2 comments

The following query will list the contents of all item folders found within the console:

SELECT vi1.Name As Folder,vi2.Name AS Item
FROM vItem vi1
JOIN vItemFolder vif ON vif.ParentFolderGuid = vi1.[Guid]
JOIN vItem vi2 ON vi2.[Guid] = vif.ItemGuid
ORDER BY Folder,Item ASC
--WHERE vif.ParentFolderGuid = 'folderguid'
--WHERE vi1.Name = 'foldername'

If you wish to use one of the WHERE clauses, then make sure you remark (--) the ORDER BY line.

SK | 04 Mar 2014 | 1 comment

Release Notes and the actual RU can be obtained from HOWTO81832.

Ludovic Ferre | 24 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

As February is drawing to a close I thought I'd review the progress made this month on a few projects and report on some checks to be done.

First, let's look back at what I set to do in February [1]. I am almost there :D:

  • A wrap-up for aila2-version 1 containing a couple of installation files and the toolkit in a single zip --> _DONE_
  • A gauge control for Patch Compliance Trending to provide global compliance status at a glance --> _DONE_
  • A toolkit to link multiple Patch Trending sites to provide a global view for large environments <-- _NOT_DONE_
  • A Managed Delivery execution reporting toolkit, to display software execution over time --> _DONE_

I am also still working on the aila2 new features [2], with http return code stats done, hit count per IP Address done (not in the original plan, but needed...

Ludovic Ferre | 18 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Today I was working with a customer on the quality of their inventory data in the CMDB. They have some questions about the data refresh, related to the (still on-going?) datahash problem [1].

 I'm honestly thinking that we should take some serious resolution to resolve the datahash problem outside of the product.

Now this is not what was interesting today. Rather I was saying to the customer that it would be great to have a dashboard where we could review the data quality quickly. After voicing this I went directly into SQL and crafted the query you can find below.

The result-set contains the following columns:

  • Data Class Guid
  • Data Class Name
  • Computer Count
  • Modified in the last 4 weeks
  • Not modified in the last 4 week
  • % up-to-date

The query tries to provide a clean result set (not returning internal data that doesn't relate to computer inventory). To achieve this result we only return...

Ludovic Ferre | 17 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

I have released aila2 at version 1 [1] a few weeks ago and have a fair few users already.

And some features requests coming in. So I have decided to publish the source code here, in case poeple want to extend the tool to match their own need, or just want to peer at the various project and programs.

Now, here are some fetaures that should be coming on version-2, but feel free to add on to the list, you never know - they may make it in ;-):

  • aila2 to account for http error codes (2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 5xx)
  • aila2 to report on specific Task Server interfaces
  • aila2-filter to add inclusion / exclusion based on return code type (2xx, 3xx...)
  • aila2-filter to add inclusion / exclusion based on the Web console traffic

[1] aila2: Version 1 Full Package with Installation and Execution Scripts