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John Atkins | 16 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

After running into the problem of trying to find out what computers are using what network printers I created a report that will list all of the computers that have a specific printer installed.  This report can also be used to setup a dynamic collection of these systems.  This comes in handy when you look at what the prnmngr.vbs can do (which is a vbscript built into Windows for managing printers).  For more information about this go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490974.aspx

I was able to create a job in NS that would install a printer and delete another printer all based on the collections built with this report.

Since you can not attach .xml files just remove _.txt from the following attachment.

Raman | 30 Jan 2009 | 1 comment

I have just found another useful blog for Altiris have a look at it. http://altirisbe.blogspot.com/

networkchic | 15 Dec 2008 | 4 comments

We've created a package audit form which must be filled out for each package. The packager submits the package for auditing after a unit test is successful by the Application Owner.

This form was created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

License: AJSL
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Eshwar | 20 Oct 2008 | 7 comments

I have created the following report when I was asked to write an altiris report, to find a list of software installed on the given user’s PCs.

I was given a list of users as input to the report. Now I have to find out the list of software in each user’s PC. There are actually two reports in this.

  1. Finding primary user of the computer
  2. Display list of software on the computer

1. Finding primary user of the computer:

SELECT DISTINCT (PU.[User]), vComputer.[Name] AS 'Machine Name',
ACI.[Domain] AS 'Domain'      
FROM vComputer        
INNER JOIN [inv_aex_ac_primary_user] PU  
ON PU._ResourceGuid = vComputer.Guid        
JOIN [Inv_AeX_AC_Identification] ACI  
ON ACI.[_ResourceGuid] = vComputer.Guid   
WHERE PU.[Month] = datename(month, getdate())   
AND UPPER(PU.[User])
IN (...
CondorMan | 15 Oct 2008 | 3 comments

VMWare is now offering ESX for free! I have been using it on my test system and it works great. I can now run multiple versions of Notification Server and Deployment Server on separate virtual machines.

For me, the best part about ESX is that all the guest OSs share common memory pages. That means you can have four Windows Server 2003 virtual machines up and since most of the data stored in memory is the same, they cumulatively will use about the same RAM as two servers.

mrxinu | 10 Oct 2008 | 2 comments

XX_Rider and I worked out this query on the #altiris freenode channel and we thought it might be useful for the community at large:

A use case from XX_Rider:

"The SQL shows all the jobs in the database that were run by the user. Our need was to find out if our staff was using the deployment console. They claimed they were using it but we couldn't find any jobs pushed by them. Other uses would be if an employee leaves, maybe done something they shouldn't have before they left, or to find out what users are making use of the console efficiently, i.e., using jobs instead of doing things manually."

SELECT su.user_id,
       su.displayname,
       c.Computer_name,
       es.start_time,
       e.name
FROM   Computer c,
       event_schedule es,
       securityuser su,
       event e
WHERE  c.computer_id = es.computer_id
AND    su....
haim96 | 03 Oct 2008 | 1 comment

Microsoft has released a new version of the process monitor, you can read about it and download here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb...

CondorMan | 24 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

TCPView will display which active and listening sockets an application has created. This can be helpful for troubleshooting network applications.

More information can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb...

dfnkt_ | 19 Sep 2008 | 7 comments

Grab your flagon o' grog and hoist ye colors! I'm going to cover some easy reports you can create in the Notification Server that should be of use to at least a few people here. When you are writing queries for the helpdesk you often may need to know a contact ID or a worker/queue ID. I have written 2 reports that you can run from the NS that will give you a list of all the active workers/queues and their worker numbers, as well as the contacts.

The first thing you need to do is go to your NS Console and create a new report. To do this in console 6.0 you simply go to the reports tab, right click on the folder under "Reports" where you want the report to appear and select "New" and then "Report" from the right click menu. You can always move the report later from the same menu if you want to place it somewhere else.

A report...

BRING | 17 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

When using Deployment Solution to roll out new IBM x3850 servers, the Linux PE environment received an interesting error when attempting to boot:

'badness in do_exit at kernel/exit.c'

This particular server had 16 processors. Apparently the Linux kernel configured for this boot process was unable to correctly address multiple processors.

Fortunately, this was a fairly simple fix. Deploying the image was not really a multi-processor critical operation. By adding the 'maxcpus=1' statement, as defined below, the kernel was then configured to only operate using one CPU. This resolved the problem.

In the MISC folder

--freeldr.ini

CommandLine="root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=32768 maxcpus=1"

--isolinux.cfg

default linux
label linux
 kernel linux
 append initrd=rootfs.gz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=262144 quiet...