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BRING | 23 Feb 2007 | 0 comments

Question from a real user: "I thought installing a Service Pack would be easy. But after installing Service Pack 1, Local Security Solution is not working correctly and I have some weird errors in my Notification Server logs. What gives?"

Answer from a real smart egg in Altiris support: "The details of the logs indicated that there were some specific assemblies that were not loaded correctly. The good news is that there is a solution."

More details and a resolution can be found at:

http://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=32955&p=3

Admin | 16 Feb 2007 | 1 comment

We are happy to announce that HP Client Manager 6.2 is now available. HP Client Manger is the hardware management tool of choice for HP workstations, business PCs and notebook computers.

New in HP Client Manager 6.2 is support for Vista clients and Vista-ready reports. The ability to globally determine which HP systems meet the criteria for running Windows Vista is essential for planning effective company-wide Vista rollouts.

Note: Vista support requires the updated Altiris Agent included in Notification Server 6.0 SP3 R4, which is not due to ship for several weeks.

Also new in HP Client Manager 6.2 is integration with Out of Band Management Solution. IT managers will now be able to use HPCM to perform discovery, hardware inventory, power management, alerting, and other configuration tasks on their HP vPro systems,...

Admin | 16 Feb 2007 | 6 comments

Listen to this second podcast that supports The Definitive Guide® to Vista Migration eBook.

From this second podcast in a new series from Microsoft MVP's Nelson and Danielle Ruest, you will learn about the considerations for creating a migration plan, as well as the actual actions and tasks necessary to begin a migration to the Vista OS. This podcast is offered in conjunction with the new eBook entitled The Definitive Guide® to Vista Migration.

Podcast 2: Planning your Migration, by Danielle and Nelson Ruest, is available here.

Admin | 15 Feb 2007 | 2 comments

This is the first in a series of Vista Migration podcasts sponsored by Altiris. In this episode, Microsoft MVPs Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest lay the foundation of a successful migration starting with step 1 of their 10-step migration program: To migrate, or not to migrate?

Listen online or copy the MP3 file to your favorite player to make that time on the treadmill (or the turnpike) educational.

Click here to start listening. (Right-click to download the podcast to your computer).

BRING | 24 Jan 2007 | 0 comments

It can really be tough when you want to get your Patch Management system upgraded to the latest version, Patch 6.2. Especially if, throughout the history of your Altiris database, you have moved it, restored it, etc. without using the Altiris AppID account in those procedures.

Make sure that you remember log in as the Altiris APP ID to do any type of database maintenance, when installing or upgrading Patch or other solutions. This will make the upgrades to those solutions much easier.

For specific details on one particular issue, see

http://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=32047&p=3

Happy Patching!

Admin | 19 Dec 2006 | 0 comments

Altiris invites you to attend our seven part series on Windows Vista Migration featuring Windows expert Nelson Ruest, author of the eBook: The Definitive Guide to Vista Migration.

Webcast 1: Planning Your Vista Migration with Nelson Ruest (on-demand). View the webcast.