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Randall Newnham | 08 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Some machines using Intel's ICH9 and ICH10 SATA Controllers, such as Dell Optiplex 755 and 760 machines, have been seen to not work with the storage controller drivers in the Ghost database. The error encountered is typically "To virtual partition: failed. Drivers could not be found in the PreOS for the following devices...", and it names the Intel SATA controller. Importing this driver into Ghost should prevent these errors. Here is the link to the download at Intel's site: Vista*&lang=eng 

Once that is downloaded, the file will meed to be extracted from the self-installing archive. To do this, copy it...

JasonD | 02 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

hey everyone,

I recently asked this question in another forum but received some rather unfavorable answers so I thought that I would try posting it to the community here and see what everyone had to say. I currently have GSS 2.5 installed on a win2003R2 server and I have some how managed to mess up my PE file. To fix it I would like to completely remove GSS and start fresh, please feel free to suggest an alternative.

Anyways, I have run the uninstaller from CD and and deleted the symantec files from within the Common Files within Program Files. However, I am still finding my old modified PE when I look at the Boot Wizard after re-installation of GSS. So, how can I COMPLETELY remove GSS 2.5 and all of the modified files?

p.s. I apologize if this is the wrong place for this question, just looking for an answer and this seemed appropriate. Thanks for any help you can provide.

- Jason
SysAdmin /...

Terry Cutler | 22 May 2009 | 0 comments

This blog entry is primarily for those who are looking to acquiring a VeriSign certificate for vPro remote configuration. If you've already acquired and are using the certificate, VeriSign will likely be calling you with an update.

On May 17th, VeriSign transitioned to a new root certificate for G1 standard certificates - read statement from VeriSign:

Without going into great detail - how does this affect vPro remote configuration with a VeriSign certificate?

The good news is that VeriSign certificates are available for vPro remote configuration. Take a look at the landing page -

Randall Newnham | 12 May 2009 | 0 comments

Error: "Incompatible clone switch on the server side" occurs when using the -sure switch in the boot media to automate an image deployment or capture.

This error occurs when using boot media to automate joining a Ghostcast Server session when neither the boot media nor the Ghostcast Server have the disk number specified. To resolve this, either add the -clone switch to the boot media, or specify the Disk number (and Partition number, if a partition operation is desired) to the Ghostcast Server in the "Client command line options" area.

R-Vijay | 05 May 2009 | 5 comments

Hi Folks, I have made a 12 minutes long video, which explains the File/Registry Virtualization Phenomenon, its limitation and benefits along with a small demo.I have also attached the executable which i have used in this video. You can try the same too..!!

Refer to the link below.,

Kindly check the same and let me know your comments on this.

WiseUser | 05 May 2009 | 2 comments

1. Download WinhttpCertcfg.exe from
2. Copy the cert.pfx file to install directory say c:\program files\<Installdir>
3. Write a custom action that takes winhttpcertcfg.exe as the binary with the following cmd lines
4. -g -i "c:\program files\<installdir>\cert.pfx" -c LOCAL_MACHINE\My -a "Network Service" -p Me1
5. Certificate installed

adtlink | 04 May 2009 | 3 comments

The beta for Data Connector 7.0 is now available for download. As part of the 7.0 release, we have moved the Connector functionality into the Symantec Management Platform and it is no longer a standalone solution. The functionality will now be available to all solutions and customers.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Import Organizational Views and Groups - This allows you to create and populate new Organizational View and Groups structures from any of the data sources that Connector supports.
  • User Interface/Usability updates - The User Interface has been re-factored to help with usability and make connector integrations even easier.
  • Virtual Data Classes - A Virtual Data Class allows you to federate data into the Notification Server CMDB. This is done by creating a key from a resource type in the CMDB to an external source. You can then reference data from the other data source without importing the data. This data can then be used in...
jnaef | 04 May 2009 | 0 comments

Slides from:

Expanding on Altiris - Mike Langford

Benifits of the Ghost and Deployment Solution Convergence - Symantec

Intorduction to WorkFlow - Incendio

Mohammad Bamya | 30 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

You set up a host to disconnect the session if inactive after XX minutes, the remote connected to the host, and stay inactive for the XX minutes, but it's not getting disconnected as configured.

There is 2 main reasons behind that:

  1. The caller is a Superuser, and that's working by design. The Superuser will have a full permission.
  2. The mouse pointer is not stable.


  • Change to a normal user
  • replace the mouse
Mohammad Bamya | 30 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

When trying to run Ghost32 on Windows 2003 server to create an image from the C drive to another drive even if the other drive is internal or external (such like USB HDD), you will get the following error message:

Error: A source volume could not be locked (640)

That's because Ghost is not designed to create a hot images from server OS.

Tips for Hot Imaging with Ghost Solution Suite 2.5