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R-Vijay | 27 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Hi Guys, I have made a 10 minutes video explaining the basics of UAC and its improvements w.r.t Windows 7.
Find the link below for more information,

http://www.msigeek.com/324/video-user-account-control-basics-and-windows-7-improvements

 Please do check and let me know your comments.

riva11 | 25 Apr 2009 | 8 comments

I found an helpful tool to reduce unused user profiles on network PCs. Typical example are shared computers used by different people in the same office.
The User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof.exe)  by Microsoft is a command-line utility designed to free up disk space in computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

Usage :

delprof [/q] [/i] [/p] [/c:\\computername] [/d:days] [/?]

Where:

/q runs DelProf in quiet mode, with no confirmation for each profile to be deleted.

/i indicates that DelProf should ignore errors and continue deleting.

/p prompts for confirmation before deleting each profile.

/c:\\<computername> specifies a remote computer name on which to run DelProf.

/d:<days> specifies the number of days of...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

Hi Connect Members,

what a great tool from microsoft, it will restore a shared computer back to its original configuration through a simple power cycle. Steady­State protects shared computers by effectively turning them into stateless appliances that can revert to your desired configuration at any time. A must have tool.Thanks.

link-www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx

Regards
"RAM CHAMPION"

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,
This tool looks for  performance problems in your application caused by the network. Server response issues certainly need to be tracked and resolved, but many Web sites are still perceived as slow even when the servers are fast, so to help this scenario something called the free Web performance analysis tool, Visual Round-trip Analyzer (VRTA), can help you with.Its great for develpers.

Link-technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd419685.aspx

What it does-

The Visual Round Trip Analyzer tool helps web developers and testers visualize the download of their page, identify best practices and changes that improve web performance. The network Round-Trip between the client and server(s) is the single biggest impact to web page performance – much greater than server response time. VRTA examines the communications protocol, identifying the causes...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Connect Members,

Any change which is intentional can be recorded, but in case if its not something not noticed & specially with workstations running windows Xp , it can create problems & disappointment when things dont work as expected, Than suddenly we think what has changed or what we have changed, No worries, not to think any more, Microsoft has a tool that will not only let u know what are the changes but help you to troubkeshoot the XP systems issues, It works in following scenario-

1. Software Programs—installed applications, such as those listed in Add/Remove Programs
2. Windows hotfixes and other OS updates
3. Windows drivers and services
4. ActiveX controls downloaded via Internet Explorer
5. Browser Helper Objects (BHOs)—typically toolbars and other items that load with your browser
6. Auto-Start Extensibility Points (ASEPs)—programs that start automatically without user action.

I have used a...

Ram Champion | 24 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Hi Connect Members,

When it comes to copying of files over the network & specially when the file size is huge the only question comes on mind how much time it will take to complete that operations, Now I have found one tool that can help us to perform those tasks much faster of copying specially in slow link wan scenarios , the word is RICH COPY tool from microsoft, a must have tool as you will be benefited a lot.Thanks.

Link for tool-http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx?pr=blog

Regards
"RAM CHAMPION"

BRING | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Following a recent Patch Tuesday run, some client machines that met the criteria for some patch applications, attempted to run the installation of certain patches - and received a client-side status messages in the Altiris Agent of "Run Failed" or 'Failed to Start" and exit codes of either 87 or -2147942402.   With much consternation, lots of ideas were tossed about.  These messages were not typical messages that pointed towards a simple explanation and solution.  While the clues were not clear, the solution did end up being pretty simple.

But after reviewing the Patch Task configurations for the affected bulletins, it was noticed that for some reason, the source locations for the packages were blank.  Once configured, and package sources were updated, the packages installed correctly on the affected client  machines.

In each of these cases, the bulletins were actually present on the client machine, but not able...

jjesse | 24 Apr 2009 | 1 comment

One of the problems with pushing PC Anywhere for Mac is by default the Thinhost application shows up and remains visible.  In the install policy there is an option to start hidden.  Make sure this option is checked or the application Thinhost will open up and stay running.

Mohammad Bamya | 22 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

The pcAnywhere Host Administrator tool lets you remotely manage the hosts on your network.

It lets you do the following:

* Remotely start, stop, and connect to pcAnywhere hosts on the network
* Create configuration groups to remotely manage and configure multiple workstations on the network
* Simultaneously distribute pcAnywhere configuration files, including host, remote, and caller files, to multiple workstations on the network.

As pcAnywhere Host Administrator dose not support deleting any host (.bhf) or call (.chf) files "on a remote machine", the work around at this stage is to modify the original one, or create a new file with same name as the old one.

Terry Cutler | 21 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

A training course on configuring and using Intel vPro Technology in an Altiris environment can be requested from Symantec training

The course summary is posted below, and can also be found at the Symantec Education site:

  • Go to http://education.symantec.com
  • Navigate to section 9, labeled "Infrastructure Operations" at the bottom of the page
  • Select Client Management Suite

After performing the above steps, the course catalog screen will appear. A subsection of that screen is shown below. The Intel vPro technology course is "Altiris Enhancing Out of Band Automation with Intel vPro Technology".

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If you click on the course name, it will lead the PDF document which is attached within this posting.

If you click on the "View...