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Alex Held | 25 Oct 2007 | 2 comments

If you find yourself stuck and unable to access a page on the Altiris Console because it's hidden or otherwise MIA, here's the syntax that's sure to help.

You can use a URL to access the web page using the following URL in the browser.

http://localhost/Altiris/Console/ItemPage.aspx?ItemGuid=%GUID% 

Just replace the guid with the item guid for that page. Also if needed, change the localhost if you are not on that NS.

Example (AD Import rules):

http://localhost/Altiris/Console/ItemPage.aspx?ItemGuid=4b96d980-2e27-42a0-a055-4c44ea3e40ac

SK | 08 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

Carbon Copy Solution 6.2 comes with a new debugging tool called ATrace, which can be run manually via its "C:\Program Files\Altiris\Carbon Copy\ATraceCfg.exe" file.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to enable its debugging features remotely to multiple computers at the same time? If you answered YES, then please read on.

ATrace can be controlled by modifying its DWORD called Level which can be found in the following registry location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\eXpress\ATrace\CC

This means that you can quite easily create a registry file which can then be deployed via DS, SWD or any other method that you like to use.

  1. Create a...
Joel Smith | 30 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

Recent erroneous reports regarding scalability of Altiris Out of Band Manager have occurred. The following Q&A was developed with Intel input and approval and corrects this misinformation. This document is intended to be used reactively if you encounter this misinformation.

Problem statement:

Altiris® Out of Band Management Solution 6.1 (OOBM) only supports up to 100 clients, is not scalable, and therefore not an enterprise solution.

Correct Statement

Altiris™ Out of Band Management Solution 6.1 (OOBM) is fully scalable and provides critical enterprise solutions support including out of band desktop provisioning, alert response and resolution and secure power management. Altiris OOBM should be used with Intel® AMT Setup and Configuration Service (SCS) 1.3 revision to avoid scalability limitations inherent in earlier firmware versions.

Background:

We encountered scalability issues when using Altiris™ Out of Band...

Screenbert | 18 Jun 2007 | 1 comment

After a recent user group meeting where our company did a presentation on using the ASDK, I discovered that most of those in attendance thought that Altiris still charged for the ASDK.

It's free. No Charge. It's for you to keep. Yes -- you still have a license agreement, but you can use it to automate your Altiris environment to your hearts content.

The FREE ASDK can be downloaded from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx and choose SDK 1.4.

Screenbert | 05 Jun 2007 | 0 comments

Altiris has released Version 1.4 of the ASDK. It's available for download from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx . The link for the release notes is still linking to the release note for version 1.3. The correct KB article is KB34156.

The most interested changes are that they have added the Patch Management Library (Hurray!), added a 4th layer of interaction (using task manager) and the Altiris.ASDK.SWD.SoftwareManagementBasic library has been deprecated.

Enjoy and remember that you must remove prior versions before installing the new version. Also your old scripts and apps will not work if they use the SoftwareManagementBasic Library.

Joel Smith | 08 May 2007 | 0 comments

Q:
What is the difference between the Intel ME Password* and the AMT admin Password with Intel vPro* AMT technology?

A:
The MEBx password is used for local access to the ME settings (Accessed via Ctrl + P during System POST). It is similar to the BIOS password save this password is always required.

The AMT admin password is for the specific AMT ACL entry “admin”. They are synchronized in a one-touch provisioning model for convenience.

The AMT Admin password is often known as the Intel AMT Connection Credentials in the Altiris Console when working with Out of Band Management (OOB), Real-Time Systems Manager (RTSM, RTCI), and Network Discovery.

SK | 02 May 2007 | 1 comment

Helpdesk Solution ships with the following Core languages besides English: French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Simplified Chinese and Spanish.

Arabic, Danish, Italian, Russian and Swedish Language Packs have now been released:

Arabic for Helpdesk: https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=34106&p=3
Danish for Helpdesk: https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=33800&p=3
Italian for Helpdesk and NS: https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=28246&p=3
Russian for Helpdesk and...

SK | 01 May 2007 | 1 comment

Notification Server includes the following five Core languages besides English: Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Italian and Russian Language Packs have now been created, and can be found in our Knowledge base. Read on to get the direct links:

Italian for Helpdesk and NS: https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=28246&p=3
Russian for Helpdesk and NS: https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=33480&p=3

Screenbert | 11 Apr 2007 | 2 comments

The article on "Building a Standard Vista Image" said that "comparing the advantages and disadvantages of WIM versus traditional imaging formats is beyond the scope of this document". So here is a rundown of the major features of Ximage (WIM) vs. Rdeploy.

Feature Rdeploy Ximage (WIM)
Supported Preboot Environments WinPE, Linux, DOS WinPE only
Multicasting Yes No
Can create partitions as needed Yes No
Heterogeneous Yes (FAT, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3) No (Windows Only)
File-based Yes Yes
Executable images Yes No
Sector-based Yes No
Offline Editing Yes...
trb48 | 05 Apr 2007 | 4 comments

I am really excited about Vista, but I want to be able to run certain apps (mostly games) on XP. Well, I found a sweet article on Lifehacker that shows us how to do both!

This is a good option for Admins. If you set this up on your master computer, and then you can take an image of that computer. This allows the best of both XP and Vista!

Here is the article:
Dual boot Windows XP on a pre-installed Vista PC