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ArthurV | 30 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

I had an issue where I would run a Task like 'Update Client Configuration', but the NS would show a ‘Failed’ status after a few hours.  On the client, it would show 'Success - return code 0'.  The reason it failed was because the 'Altiris Client Task Data Loader' service was not running.  I tried starting the service, but got a ‘Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion’. 

The solution for me was to follow the instructions provided by K. Kennedy at

Michael Grueber | 03 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

For a recorded webcast on "3rd Party Patching:  Why's it's important and how do you tackle it?, please see:

The presentation was given by Travis Grandpre, Senior Marketing Manager at Symantec, and myself.

Steven.Riley | 13 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

About Windows-to-Mac Migration Script Tool

The Windows-to-Mac® migration scripted tool provides a simple framework to begin the process of moving Windows user profile files (e.g. documents, movies, photos, music files, iTunes® settings, IE favorites (links), etc.) from a Windows environment to an Apple® Mac. The concept is to capture the majority of the files that a user in a Windows environment uses and move them to their Apple machine. The user items that will be migrated are dependent on the version of Windows that they are running. The Symantec Management Platform is leveraged to run tasks on the Windows computers that need to be targeted. The scripts determine via a data file located on a file share which Apple computer to target for the data. This simplifies the migration of many computers and allows a simple “mass” migration path as needed. Further, once the framework has been put in place the entire process can be...

erikw | 04 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool that Microsoft designed to help PC system designers and software developers identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software.

Please note that Bootvis.exe is not a tool that will improve boot/resume performance for end users. Contrary to some published reports, Bootvis.exe cannot reduce or alter a system's boot or resume performance. The boot optimization routines invoked by Bootvis.exe are built into Windows XP. These routines run automatically at pre-determined times as part of the normal operation of the operating system.

More information can be found on:

You can find the free download here: http...

Tenacious Geo | 01 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

 This is a pretty fascinating post I read on Mark Russinovich's blog about SID duplication. Check it out if you haven't already.

At first I was like “whatever he’s lying because I know I’ve seen issues first-hand when a computer is imaged without Sysprep and there are all sorts of issues." However, as Mark notes, one shouldn’t confused the machine SID with the computer Domain SID… so it makes sense in the end.

Terry Cutler | 28 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Take a look at the attached whitepaper from Intel IT on how using Intel VT capabilities to integrate a Mac within a PC environment.

Ludovic Ferre | 19 Jan 2010 | 3 comments

A customer of mine implemented R12 (AKB #46763 [1]) in production after diligently testing the roll-up in test and pre-production environment.

However a couple of server (one in production, one in pre-production) completed the install but where left in a non working state due to the following error documented in the release notes [2]:

Installing R12 after NS 6.0 SP3 but before database configuration causes errors

If you install R12 after installing NS 6.0 SP3 but before the database configuration wizard has run, when you run the wizard there will be errors in the log:

Error=Altiris.NS.Security.Cryptography.KeyNotFoundException: The key 'NS.Installation.Legacy' does not exist.

The errors thrown in the log while configuring the Notification Server are because items try to initialize their data by using the encryption key before the key is installed. The failed item will re-initialize itself the next time it is...

yogeshsadhu | 06 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Good news for you all!

GSS 2.5.1 is now avaliable for Live Update !

This update supports for two new operating systems Win7 and 2k8 R2.

In addition to Live update 5 , this release is also made available as media ship.

Go ahead and do the Live update for new Ghost Solution.

Please share your experience with win7 and 2k8 R2 imaigng.

The product version will be

Caroline Kiel | 05 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

This is a very cool tool to configure the MS core server by a GUI. I know, this sounds strange, but it makes it pretty fast to use core servers for everyone not too familiar  with PowerShell etc.
It is freeware and published under the Microsoft Public License (MS PL).
On the website you'll also find a version for 2008 R1, as this one here is ONLY working with R2.
On the website you'll find the download as .iso (for direct mounting in VMs) and as .exe for use with physical machines.

Here's the website:

Hope, this helps you to use the Cores!

All the best,


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 &...