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BRING | 27 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

In researching Altiris Agent logs recently, some new entries appeared. These were classed as informational entries, and were related to the Client Task Agent. Some examples are shown in the screenshot below.

Further research showed that this new level of logging has been added to the Client Task Agent to better track proxy connection and testing, HTTP communication, and task checking. This should aid in determining the communication and function of the Client Task Agent. They are new, and do occur frequently, based on the check-in schedule configured for the Task Server, which is 5 mins by default. At least now you know!

SK | 20 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Key benefits of this integrated product are:

·         Extending & enhancing the functionality of your Altiris deployment by integrating & harnessing the network knowledge provided by the Redcell management software suite.
·         Gaining total visibility to your datacenter environment – view network device details (cards, ports, interfaces) & their associations to your server infrastructure (connectivity) collected by Redcell, all from within the Altiris console.
·         Gaining the ability to perform important network device configuration operations directly from within Altiris, such as file backups & restorations, with full audit control.
·         Knowing the health of the datacenter’s network infrastructure & how it...
rbrucelee1978 | 19 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

I have noticed that most of the links to sites "designed to help beginners" generally talk about how to create msi's, how to modify these packages or even how to fix some ICE errors. However, these sites do not give beginners any information on very important basic concepts such as Self Healing, Installation Sequences, how to read the logs generated on installation of the msi. These "basic" concepts can help beginners understand things like how these ICE errors occur or say in the even of a failed msi installation where to look in the package based on the information given by the verbose log file.

This site (written by John McFadyen) will provide detailed information on these concepts Windows Installer Blog.

Happy reading!! :-)

Cobra7 | 05 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec User Migration (SUM) is a great tool to pull a users files, icons, registry settings and Windows settings and put them in a nice and neat little file. They can either then be saved as a backup or installed onto another PC.

The Following back files are what I use to capture and restore a users settings. I keep them out on the network for easy access. Also please note I have SUM installed on the network server and a custom SCMMigrationOptions.xml is being used.

To Capture I use:

@echo off
echo "This will use SUM Wizard to capture a users data for Desktops"
echo "Enter name "
set /p UserName=

echo "Saving to \\Server\share\User_Migration\%UserName%.ump
\\Server\share\SUM\User Migration Wizard\SUMWizard.exe" /action:create...

Cobra7 | 03 Mar 2009 | 1 comment

Adding Drivers to WinPE (Ghost boot wizard or Ghost Console) .                             

Note: In order to add drivers to the Ghost Console the Ghost Boot Wizard must be used.
  1. Start Ghost Boot Wizard.
  2. Select Windows PE and click Edit.
  3. Highlight WinPE and click Edit
  4. On the right wide will be a button named “Add new driver”, click it
  5. Browse to the .inf file and select it
  6. Name it the name of the driver (i.e. Intel e1000 Pro, Broadcom 57xx)
  7. Select Vista and XP and click Ok.
  8. The driver will now appear on the left side unchecked, check the box next to it.
  9. Click Ok, Ok.
  10. If you wish to make a new boot disk or VP, continue to do so, otherwise click Cancel to leave the program.
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 26 Feb 2009 | 15 comments

Welcome to the Endpoint Management and Virtualization section of Symantec Connect! If you're coming to us from the former Juice site, things will look familiar. You'll see content you remember and users you remember. Think of this as a family reunion. Let me briefly introduce myself, I'm Cheryl Peterson - user name: ohzone - and my job is to manage and moderate the content in this section of the site. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a note and I'll do my best to answer them.

As with any family, there have been some changes. You'll notice some right away. The face lift. Wow, do we look different or what?! Content types have changed slightly but the functionality has pretty much remained the same. Submit your articles, blogs (what were once tips and heads ups) downloads, videos and forum questions. Participate in the site, help each other out, give us your opinions and you will be rewarded accordingly. Yes, there will still be rewards!

Take some time to...

buzz | 12 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

In our environment something corrupted our Win2k Machines resulting in them only checking in at boot. Diagnosing & troubleshooting has exceeded the value of the systems in question so we created a scheduled Task Server Task to restart the Altiris Agent on Win2k system that have not checked in for 2 days.

Because Task Server communicates with clients differently than NS and would still accept tasks, this allowed us to keep our Win2k systems up to date until they are finally swapped.

This will not work if the aexnsagent service has actually stopped. Only if the service is running but fails to check in on schedule.

dcudney | 09 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

I had a single user that was receiving an error message when attempting to view assets from within HelpDesk. This was the error message:

"Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "asset_name_633688238248225379" Key being added: "asset_name_633688238248225379"
Exception - System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "asset_name_633688238248225379" Key being added: "asset_name_633688238248225379"
  at System.Collections.Hashtable.Insert(Object key, Object nvalue, Boolean add)
  at System.Collections.Hashtable.Add(Object key, Object value)
  at Altiris.AppWeaver.WrappedFlexGrid.PrepareGrid()
  at Altiris.AppWeaver.WebGrid.SetColumnDefinition(String def)
  at _ASP.subAssetTable_ascx.LoadDataSources()
  at Altiris.AppWeaver.TemplateModule.ProcessChildren(Control ctrl, TemplateControl host)"
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...

CondorMan | 29 Sep 2008 | 13 comments

I recently installed Deployment Server 6.9 SP1 Beta and noticed that the Distribute Disk Image task now has the option "Use DeployAnywhere hardware independent imaging"!

With this option enabled, I can deploy a single image to computers with different mass storage devices without even preparing it with sysprep beforehand. No more mess-work!!