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Antonp | 20 Jan 2009 | 1 comment

I had a problem recently with booting to PXE in the following Environment:
• DHCP on one VLAN
• Altiris PXE server on another

We were trying to get the notebook to boot to PXE and create an image. When booting (F12 - Network boot) to PXE, we were first off all unable to get an IP address from DHCP
This was resolved by adding the option (067) to the DHCP scope options. We were now able to get an IP from DHCP as an IPHelper was also configured on the main switch to allow DHCP traffic over the VLAN's.

However even with this configured we were not able to download the boot file for PXE to function properly, we received some (PXE-e32 * TFTP time-out error) error code.
This was resolved by asking the network guys to add another (2nd) IPHelper onto the main switch, to allow PXE...

Sidd | 12 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

Here is HTA script to collect installed software inventory of a computer. One can filter the results with availabe filter option.

The following details can be obtained form this HTA script.

Download it here:

haim96 | 09 Jan 2009 | 2 comments

Smart UAC is a clever program developed by Security Stronghold company which automatically replaces UAC (User Account Control) from Windows Vista with a much more powerful and intellectual one.

Unlike standard UAC, Smart UAC Replacement will not disturb you with numerous alerts of the good programs you use everyday over and over again. Smart UAC remembers your choice for a given program and will allow or deny it automatically unless you haven't changed your mind or unless the program's executable has changed.

The second great thing about Smart UAC is that it has a large and regularly updated database of more than 400,000 known threats including viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, keyloggers, privacy breakers and even rootkits. Smart UAC will scan each run program and automatically determine in milliseconds if it is known malicious program...

riva11 | 08 Jan 2009 | 1 comment

I found a good site to find missing DLL's. In case you don't find the original media, this site can be helpful to download the right DLL in few minutes...

How to perform the DLL recovery:

  • Identify the DLL file through the Search funciton or the file directory list
  • Download the ZIP file
  • Uncompress and install the DLL following the step-by-step istructions


Eshwar | 08 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

During an installation, you might want to remove existing files from the destination machine. One reason to do this is to save disk space. Another reason is to avoid possible file conflicts between a previous installation and a new installation. This clean up helps prevent errors during installation.

To set up your installation to remove an existing file (such as c:\Program Files\myfile.txt) from the destination machine, follow these steps:

Create or open an installation in Wise for Windows Installer (e.g. WinZip.wsi)

  1. Go to the Components tab in Setup Editor.
  2. Add an empty component by right-clicking the Components icon and selecting New > Component
  3. In the Component Details dialog box, enter a name, such as ABC, in the Component field.
  4. Leave the remaining fields set to...
haim96 | 08 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more...
Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files.

This utility is especially useful if you try to delete/move/open a file and you get one of the following error messages:

  1. Cannot delete [filename]: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.
  2. Cannot delete [filename]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

When you get one of these error messages, OpenedFilesView will show you which process locked your file. Closing the...

Eshwar | 08 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

The following steps will assist you in reading a registry value to a property.

  1. Select Installation Expert --> Target System --> System Search page, click on the Add button and select Registry
  2. In the Read Registry Value dialog box, enter the name of the Property you wish to set


datadrudge | 08 Jan 2009 | 1 comment

In testing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component, I noticed that the default uninstall.js provided for the new client does not uninstall live update. This causes issues if you install the client and later need to uninstall/reinstall it. A silent reinstall of the client will fail unless live update is manually removed.


Add the following section to the uninstall.js after the //uninstall the SEP client section

//uninstall Live Update else reinstall will not work
var lupLocation = "c:/Progra~1/Symantec/LiveUpdate/Lsetup.exe";
shell.Run( lupLocation + " /u /q", 0, true );

Hope this helps!

Nelo | 07 Jan 2009 | 2 comments

MP1 is a hotfix roll-up for Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1.

KB article number 44867 has the information for this update.

MaggieH | 07 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

In addition to ErikW's article: Wise Package Studio, Part 11: Testing Our Packages I am attaching two examples that I created which can be used as 'sign off' documents of tested Application(s).

The UAT (User Acceptance Testing) form is to be filled out by the user who test the application. This is to make sure the user doesn't forget to test anything. He/She can sign off of the steps.

The QA/Peer review form is to be filled out by a fellow packager. We are all human, therefor we make mistakes or maybe there is something we did or didn't do and didn't know. Your fellow packager can point this out to you and you'll keep learning and to assure the packages that are going to be deployed are stable.

There are many more options that can be added to these forms, depending on company...