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WiseUser | 22 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

We can do that by running the following in command prompt

cscript.exe //h:cscript or
wscript.exe //h:wscript

ianatkin | 17 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Altiris UK User Group Event: Windows 7 and Altiris

We would like to invite you to the second Altiris UK User Group event. The User Group is still very new but the first event was a great success and there is still a great need for Altiris users to communicate with one another.

When: 20th January 2010, 2.45pm – 5.00pm

Where: Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International PLC, 6 Broadgate, London, EC2M 2AA

What: A chance to meet other Altiris users and share experiences as well as learn from Symantec experts about how Altiris assists with Windows 7 migrations.


2.45 – 3.00pm: Registration and tea/coffee
3.00 – 3.45pm: “7 Steps to Windows 7 migration” presentation by Greg Slade, Altiris Regional Product Manager
3.45 – 4.00pm: Tea and coffee break
4.00 – 4.30pm: “Integrated Server Management &...

Terry Cutler | 16 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

In the August 2009 timeframe, a document was posted to help educate IT administrators on the most secure use of Intel vPro technology-based desktops and laptops.   The document provides greater insights to the technology, platform architecture, services provided, security recommendations, and so forth.   The document was written from a platform technology viewpoint, thus direct correlations or insights to deployment in a Symantec environment were not provided.

The document is over 60pages long and about 29.5MB in size.   The material was original posted as a reference for security focused administrators.

The material is available at

If specific questions about how to implement the security features using a Symantec\Altiris environment - items posted in...

erikw | 07 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

Below you will find a list of 117 run commands. Go to start run and type the command to start the wanted functionality. This is much quicker than to browse through menus to get to the thing you need.

  1. Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
  2. Accessibility Wizard – accwiz
  3. Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
  4. Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
  5. Administrative Tools – control admintools
  6. Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
  7. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
  8. Calculator – calc
  9. Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
  10. Character Map – charmap
  11. Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
  12. Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
  13. Command Prompt – cmd
  14. Component Services – dcomcnfg
  15. Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
  16. Control Panel – control
  17. Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl
  18. DDE...
Ludovic Ferre | 02 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

Md5 hash = d19d941a5834b990f69dfcc56343b2b2
Modified date = 2009-12-01 01:33:58
File size = 18,988,802 (18.1MB)

A quick diff (attached) shows some interesting changes listed here:

  • Global version upgrade from 7.0.11 to 7.0.12
  • Release dates update on numerous entries
  • Addition of solution "Symantec Workflow Language Support SP1" (v7.0.1106)
  • Addition of solution "Symantec Workflow Solution SP1" (v7.0.1106)
  • Addition of solution "Altiris Inventory Solution SP1 HF3" (v7.0.1105)
  • Addition of package "WorkflowLanguages x86" (package v7.1106)
  • Addition of package "Workflow x86" (package v7.1106)
  • Addition of package "inventorysolution_7_0_SP1_KB48686_HF3 x86" (v7.0.1105)
  • Addition of the SIM strings related to the above solution and packages
  • Update of localised...
Ludovic Ferre | 02 Nov 2009 | 1 comment

Thanks to the effort of individuals in the End Point management team we have the Single Rule Evaluator and Software Update Agent diagnostics available (see for details) to help with the core PMS Inventory rules: IsApplicable and IsInstalled.

However lately I have found some problems not related to both rules, but a little upstream from them: namely in the Software Release and Service Pack inventory rules. So what are these rules for? They, much like the IsInstalled (let shorten this to IIR for Installed Inventory Rule) and AIR (Applicable Inventory Rule) are defined in the Inv_Inventory_rule data class table. So they also contain an InventoryRuleXml entry and are handle by the Inventory Rule agent on the managed computers.

What differs though is that both of these rule sets (and resulting data classes) are then used by Patch Management Solution to create...

B_Raj | 27 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

I’m here with 10 Questions & Answers to describe some of the basic things we need to take care while we approach to repackage an application.

 1.How do you Customize the vendor MSI?

 Vendor MSI’s should not be re-packaged or edited. Create a transform file to customize the vendor MSI. 

  • Some vendors supply utilities to customize their MSI behavior. Where this is the case, such utilities should be first considered as the appropriate method of customizing the MSI.  For example, use Microsoft’s Custom Installation Wizard  to customize the Office XP suite.  

2.When will you create a new MSI wrapper/ Wrapper Script?

This technique can be used in scenarios in which the installation program is not in MSI format and a setup capture is not appropriate.

Example:  Service packs and security patches

3.How do you treat INI files while repackage an...

B_Raj | 27 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

The table below lists some of  the language IDs for which the Windows Installer has

localized resource strings.


LangID           (Hex)              ACP                (Abbr)           Language (country)

 1025                 401                1256                ARA               Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

 1027            ...

Randall Newnham | 26 Oct 2009 | 4 comments

This is either due to a lack of network drivers, or due to the drive mapping command, net use, executing too early in the boot sequence.

First, you must verify that you have networking capabilities in the boot environment. To do this, boot with your existing Windows PE boot disk , then choose Quit to exit Ghost. At the command prompt, type the following, then click Enter:


If an IP address is present, and is not, then you have networking capabilities. If this is not the case, you will need to add the appropriate network driver according to these instructions:

How to add drivers to DeployAnywhere or WinPE.

If you have networking capabilities but still cannot map a drive, it is likely that the net use command is executing too quickly. To resolve...

WiseUser | 13 Oct 2009 | 2 comments

How to Check for prerequisite Microsoft .Net framework 2.0 installed on the machine before installation ?

1. Define a Property Name as DOTNET2 in the properties section to Null
2. In System Search Add -> Registry and do the following
   Property - DOTNET2
   Operation - Read raw value from registry
   Key -SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\policy\v2.0
   Value Name - 50727
3. Go to Launch Condition - Build the condition


For Checking .net version 1.0

Regvalue name is SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\policy\v1.1

Value is "3706-4322"