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Terry Cutler | 22 May 2009 | 0 comments

This blog entry is primarily for those who are looking to acquiring a VeriSign certificate for vPro remote configuration. If you've already acquired and are using the certificate, VeriSign will likely be calling you with an update.

On May 17th, VeriSign transitioned to a new root certificate for G1 standard certificates - read statement from VeriSign:

Without going into great detail - how does this affect vPro remote configuration with a VeriSign certificate?

The good news is that VeriSign certificates are available for vPro remote configuration. Take a look at the landing page -

Randall Newnham | 12 May 2009 | 0 comments

Error: "Incompatible clone switch on the server side" occurs when using the -sure switch in the boot media to automate an image deployment or capture.

This error occurs when using boot media to automate joining a Ghostcast Server session when neither the boot media nor the Ghostcast Server have the disk number specified. To resolve this, either add the -clone switch to the boot media, or specify the Disk number (and Partition number, if a partition operation is desired) to the Ghostcast Server in the "Client command line options" area.

riva11 | 30 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Sometime in a batch file you need to wait to ensure that enough time is given for some operations to complete (installation, configuration, etc.)

There are some ways and tricks to put a pause, if you have a specific time a good solution is use the Sleep.exe utility.

This utility is available with the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools .  Useful in batch files, Sleep.exe waits for a specified amount of time.


sleep time-to-sleep-in-seconds
sleep [-m] time-to-sleep-in-milliseconds
sleep [-c] commited-memory ratio (1%-100%)

Example :
sleep 5 ( waits for 5 seconds )

Link :...

BRING | 28 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

While recently working a Recovery Solution issue, we encountered some problems.  The clients could not register and SSM jobs were not completing.  Upon reviewing the Event Viewer logs, we saw a consistent sequence of errors

 Altiris Recovery Solution Error Server Space Management 35 N/A SERVER "RemovePhysicalFile RemovePhysical() returned an error.

Altiris Recovery Solution Error Server Space Management 73 N/A SERVER "Error retentioning file 'winlogon.log' of user 'XXXXXXXXX' on volume 'C:'.
FileKey 10448642, file revision 13.

Altiris Recovery Solution Error Server Space Management 2 N/A SERVER "There was an error when a file was being processed for Recovery Solution Server space management.
Problem backing up the file.
File 10448642

Altiris Recovery Solution Error File Repository Engine 12 N/A SERVER "Unable to read file data from the Recovery Solution Server.

Altiris Recovery...

riva11 | 25 Apr 2009 | 8 comments

I found an helpful tool to reduce unused user profiles on network PCs. Typical example are shared computers used by different people in the same office.
The User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof.exe)  by Microsoft is a command-line utility designed to free up disk space in computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

Usage :

delprof [/q] [/i] [/p] [/c:\\computername] [/d:days] [/?]


/q runs DelProf in quiet mode, with no confirmation for each profile to be deleted.

/i indicates that DelProf should ignore errors and continue deleting.

/p prompts for confirmation before deleting each profile.

/c:\\<computername> specifies a remote computer name on which to run DelProf.

/d:<days> specifies the number of days of...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

Hi Connect Members,

what a great tool from microsoft, it will restore a shared computer back to its original configuration through a simple power cycle. Steady­State protects shared computers by effectively turning them into stateless appliances that can revert to your desired configuration at any time. A must have tool.Thanks.


Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,
This tool looks for  performance problems in your application caused by the network. Server response issues certainly need to be tracked and resolved, but many Web sites are still perceived as slow even when the servers are fast, so to help this scenario something called the free Web performance analysis tool, Visual Round-trip Analyzer (VRTA), can help you with.Its great for develpers.

What it does-

The Visual Round Trip Analyzer tool helps web developers and testers visualize the download of their page, identify best practices and changes that improve web performance. The network Round-Trip between the client and server(s) is the single biggest impact to web page performance – much greater than server response time. VRTA examines the communications protocol, identifying the causes...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,

Any change which is intentional can be recorded, but in case if its not something not noticed & specially with workstations running windows Xp , it can create problems & disappointment when things dont work as expected, Than suddenly we think what has changed or what we have changed, No worries, not to think any more, Microsoft has a tool that will not only let u know what are the changes but help you to troubkeshoot the XP systems issues, It works in following scenario-

1. Software Programs—installed applications, such as those listed in Add/Remove Programs
2. Windows hotfixes and other OS updates
3. Windows drivers and services
4. ActiveX controls downloaded via Internet Explorer
5. Browser Helper Objects (BHOs)—typically toolbars and other items that load with your browser
6. Auto-Start Extensibility Points (ASEPs)—programs that start automatically without user action.

I have used a...

Terry Cutler | 21 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

A training course on configuring and using Intel vPro Technology in an Altiris environment can be requested from Symantec training

The course summary is posted below, and can also be found at the Symantec Education site:

  • Go to
  • Navigate to section 9, labeled "Infrastructure Operations" at the bottom of the page
  • Select Client Management Suite

After performing the above steps, the course catalog screen will appear. A subsection of that screen is shown below. The Intel vPro technology course is "Altiris Enhancing Out of Band Automation with Intel vPro Technology".

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If you click on the course name, it will lead the PDF document which is attached within this posting.

If you click on the "View...

Mohammad Bamya | 20 Apr 2009 | 1 comment

Once the client machine boots up into the PreOS it will need an IP address to communicate with the Ghost Cast Server, and by default that IP address will come from the DHCP. When there is no DHCP server, the client machine will not get any IP address, hence, the machine will not be able to communicate with the Ghost Cast Server.

To force the PreOS WinPE or WinPE-512 to use a static IP address:

  1. Go to "\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Ghost\Template\common\winpe\ghost" for WinPE and "\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Ghost\Template\common\winpe-512\ghost" for WinPE-512
  2. Remove the read only from start.bat
  3. Edit start.bat using the notepad and add the following line between x: and cd \ghost

    netsh int ip set address local static

    (IP address of with a Subnet Mask of and a Default Gateway of would be set on...