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Thomas Baird | 25 Mar 2014 | 2 comments

From the inside of Support, I saw what worked, and what did not, both from Customers and from Support Reps. This document is all about empowering YOU - the customer - to enable you to get what you need out of your support experience.

SK | 20 Mar 2014 | 1 comment

Hello all,

I have attached three English EULA's pertaining to Altiris Product's as it appears that the EULA's are not easily found.

 

The EULA associated with the SIM install itself.

The EULA for ITMS 7.5

The EULA for the 9 hotfixes that are available after installing ITMS 7.5

 

I hope that this blog is continuously updated by the community adding either new English EULA's or the existing EULA's in non-English languages.

SK | 20 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

Hello all,

Today I ran into the above mentioned problem whilst trying to perform a clean install of ITMS 7.5, so I thought I would share what worked and what didn't.

Windows 2008 SP1 R2 with SQL 2012 SP1.

SQL was initially configured for Windows Authentication.  When SIM failed, I manually created the database to no avail.

I then changed to mixed authentication and changed the SA account (as I obviously didn't know what the original one was) via the UI.  Unfortuantely, the SA account had the same problem.

 

What worked was running the following query:

USE master
GO
ALTER LOGIN [sa] WITH PASSWORD=N'NewSAPassword', CHECK_POLICY = OFF
GO
ALTER LOGIN [sa] ENABLE
GO

 

This allowed SIM to create the database and begin the installation phase.  Once ITMS 7.5 was installed, and the 9 hotfixes (required a rebot beforehand), I opened the Database Settings page and...

Ludovic Ferre | 14 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

With my customer we have moved from a central Software Update Policy model, using ZeroDayPatch, to avoid replication issues (we had some malfunctioning policies upon replication that caused a less than optimal compliance level).

It works very well, but we have some issues with some bulletins for which creating a policy was proving very difficult. The symptom is that when you create a new policy for the impacted bulletins, loading the policy will cause a general error (when you get the database error message). And on the "Home > Patch Management > Bulletin and Updates" grid view the bulletin will not show any policy associated even after a refresh.

To cut a long story short the problem lies in replication, as you could have guessed form the environment. The issue here is that revised updates are handled on the parent server and replicated down the hierarchy, however the update that was revised (the previous version), which is deleted on the parent, is not deleted...

artrathke | 11 Mar 2014 | 1 comment

This is a job description for an Altiris Administrator.

africo | 06 Mar 2014 | 3 comments

Workflow (including ServiceDesk) collaboration and learning effort.

SK | 06 Mar 2014 | 1 comment

The following query will list the contents of all item folders found within the console:

SELECT vi1.Name As Folder,vi2.Name AS Item
FROM vItem vi1
JOIN vItemFolder vif ON vif.ParentFolderGuid = vi1.[Guid]
JOIN vItem vi2 ON vi2.[Guid] = vif.ItemGuid
ORDER BY Folder,Item ASC
--WHERE vif.ParentFolderGuid = 'folderguid'
--WHERE vi1.Name = 'foldername'

If you wish to use one of the WHERE clauses, then make sure you remark (--) the ORDER BY line.

SK | 04 Mar 2014 | 1 comment

Release Notes and the actual RU can be obtained from HOWTO81832.

LS05 | 04 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

The release of ITMS 7.1 SP2 MP1 Rollup v9.

MS_ITMS | 26 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Performance degradation can happen due to multiple reasons. The main bottlenecks that would affect performance are:

  1. Memory
  2. Disk IO
  3. CPU
  4. Blocking
  5. System resource contention
  6. Application design problems
  7. Queries or stored procedures that have long execution times

Please check the Article below which has articles from Symwise, Connect, Few Querys, 3rd Party Tools and Articles

Articles from SymWise

Creating a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2005 or 2008 to optimize database performance
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO8589

SQL Tuning and Performance
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO5289

Notification Server performance issues due to SQL index...