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MS_ITMS | 26 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Performance degradation can happen due to multiple reasons. The main bottlenecks that would affect performance are:

  1. Memory
  2. Disk IO
  3. CPU
  4. Blocking
  5. System resource contention
  6. Application design problems
  7. Queries or stored procedures that have long execution times

Please check the Article below which has articles from Symwise, Connect, Few Querys, 3rd Party Tools and Articles

Articles from SymWise

Creating a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2005 or 2008 to optimize database performance

SQL Tuning and Performance

Notification Server performance issues due to SQL index...

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.

WEVO Group Developers | 03 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

Now with Workflow 7's ticketing and reporting functionality you can add status and reporting to your processes quickly and easily.

I recently had to build a "Proof of Concept" (POC) for a client proposal that we are working on. The client wanted to generate reports using Workflow to track a process for auditing purposes.

Now as many of you know, in past versions of Workflow we would've had to create a report like this in a couple of different ways: we could have developed a Web Forms Reporting Dashboard or a SQL Reporting Services report. Both of these options would have required some significant development time and additional cost to the project.

Ticketing Functionality

Some of the new ticketing functionality that was created for ServiceDesk 7 in Workflow allows us to develop these reports quickly and easily.

I think it is important to note the ticketing functionality wasn’t developed...

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


Ludovic Ferre | 22 Dec 2009 | 5 comments

I'm not sure that this is totally new but I have only noticed it now, apparently related to some side effect of the changes or may be not (see forum entry here).

SIM now handles compressed pl.xml so the download process is much faster than before, because the compressed xml file is now 3.4MB versus 19.3MB uncomrpessed. This is a pretty good compression ratio of 5.74.

And it has a direct impact on user experience, as the following screen shots do show a download time difference using the raw versus zip download path. First I had to make sure the zip path is in use in the registry (not default yet):


Then download took 9 seconds!


versus 41 seconds previously...

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 &...

Ludovic Ferre | 07 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Md5 hash = 4a62f26791e52e19998f7704f3cc7a34

Modified date = 2009-12-07 05:29:33
File size = 19,000,354 (19MB)

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

  • Global version upgrade from 7.0.12 to 7.0.13
  • Addition of product "Data Loss Prevention Integration Component" (v10.0.0)
  • Addition of package "Agentmgmt x86" (v10.0.0) 

 The pl.xml file is downloaded automatically by Symantec Installation Manager when the program is started.

Ludovic Ferre | 07 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

I can happily state that I had no DS issues of the "bad kind" (hard to resolve, generic or systemic problem type) for a few month now.

No need to specify that I was very happy with this state of play, thanks to the release of DS 6.9 SP3! But has it happens, there's always a time when new problems are found, or old ones crop back up one way or another. So I'm back onto the classic Aclient / DAgent -> DS connectivity issue.

I'll take this opportunity to refresh my brain on how DS handles communications to the clients (... off to Google Doc to create a diagram for this -> back from Google doc, got the png files attached below).


This is only a very rough overview that shows which elements in the communication chain are creating log files.

From the AClient (or DAgent) up we have the Aclient.log generated on the client...

Ludovic Ferre | 30 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

One of the best features of SQL (the sql language, and it's various vendor specific implementations) is that (almost) everything is open and accessible.

Tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, indexes. You name it. You can look at all of those objects, edit them, do anything you like with them.

Hence the title of this blog entry: it's a poor man's version of open source in a sense that anyone with interest could contribute code review and improvement (I've have an article on this pending administrator's approval - so watch this space) for the benefits of everyone (using NS) thanks to this site (Connect, a name that serves the purpose).

And being open and allowing more people to help has proven to be a really successful strategy in many places and software projects (again IMHO).

mmathews | 25 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

After doing some research I found that the difference between the regular version of Windows 7 and Windows 7 N or KN is that the N or KN is missing the media support and programs to be able to allow the multimedia to properly function.  There is a KB that can be installed to repair/fix the issue it is available on Microsoft's website. 

Here is the link, for those of you who may possibly do the install of the KN or N and need the multimedia functionality.