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Mauro Dalvit | 24 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Introduction:

 

Preboot Drivers:

Using WinPE 4.0 as pre-boot environment we need Windows8 Drivers

 

DeployAnywhere drivers:

DeployAnywhere Drivers will always match the deployed(production) operating system - in this example Windows7

 

 

How To:

 

1 - Having the correct Driver Folder already downloaded as form article:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ds-75-how-pick-correct-driver-specific-nic

 

The folder will contain multiple drivers and also additional folders end executables:

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2 - The pre-boot driver needed in our example is e1c6332, the...

Mauro Dalvit | 24 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Introduction:

 

Preboot Drivers:

Using WinPE 4.0 as pre-boot environment we need Windows8 Drivers

 

DeployAnywhere drivers:

DeployAnywhere Drivers will always match the deployed(production) operating system - in this example Windows7

 

 

 

How To:

 

To start searching for the drivers we need a client machine, for example an out-of-the-box laptop/desktop with OS installed (Windows7 in our example).

 

1 - Plug the machine to the network so the NIC system information will get populated

2 - Run msinfo32.exe

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3 - Browse to "Adapter"

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4 - Collect:...

Mauro Dalvit | 21 Nov 2014 | 1 comment

We already explained how to mount and un-mount boot.wim:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ds-7x-mounting-bootwim-file-access-folder-structure-enable-checkaddremove-files-and-folders

In this post, we will go through the process of manually injecting x86 drivers for the network card Intel i217 i218 into boot.wim

1 - First of all we need to prepare the Driver's Folder by cleaning up all the unecessary drivers/files

See how to pick the correct driver for a specific NIC:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ds-75-how-pick-correct-driver-specific-nic

 

and how to do the clean-up please have a look at this article:

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Mauro Dalvit | 21 Nov 2014 | 2 comments

Please see below how to access the WinPE pre-boot file "boot.wim" in few simple steps.

We take as example a WinPe 4.0 Pre-Boot .ISO configuration created by using Bootwiz.exe following article below:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ds-75-how-include-ghost32exe-bootable-usb-or-iso-created-bootwizexe

1 - Locate your newly created .ISO configuration:

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2 - Mount the image using for example "magicISO"

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4 - If not already present create anew folder in C:\  in our example we name it "test"

5 - Copy the boot.wim file from the mounted .iso image (E:\SOURCES) to the c:\test folder

6 - Create a...

Mauro Dalvit | 21 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

When creating bootable USB or .ISO with Bootwiz.exe, Ghost32.exe is not included in the boot.wim file (WinPe4.0 file)

 

bootwiz.exe is located here on the SMP:

\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\BDC\bootwiz\BootWiz.exe

Please keep in mind that with a fresh install of DS 7.5 SP1 you need first to import the windows ADK for WinPE 4.0 by following wizard at:

settings(tab) ->deployment -> Create Preboot Configurations

 

1 - After importing and installing the WinPe 4.0 environment, please run bootwiz.exe and follow the wizard to create a bootable USB.

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2 - Remember to select Stand-Alone boot:

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3 - When the Pre-boot configuration creation process has completed, you...

Network23 | 20 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Hi Enpoint Management Community,

ITMS 7.5 SP1 HF4 is available via SIM!

Release Notes can be found here

Mikael Ulvesjö | 20 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

This is only a short guide to help you get started in compiling your own drivers or use my pre-compiled, the guide is written for some one who have prior linux and kernel compiling experience.

Required software:
A system that runs rhel server 6.4 i386 can be a vm on your local workstation.
Kernel sources and headers 2.6.32-358.el6 
gcc-4.3 the GNU C Compiler
make the tool that runs the compile script
wget a tool to download files from http servers
bzip2 a compression tool
build-essentials tools and libraries used to compile

Get the kernel config from you altiris server it's path should be something like c:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Deployment\BDC\bootwiz\Platforms\Linux\x86\Build\config.x86
copy the config.x86 file to your kernel source directory (mine is /usr/src/kernels/linux-2.6.32-358.el6)and rename it to .config and "make oldconfig" to solve any configuration problems.

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Marcello D'Angelone | 18 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Since Deployment Solution 7.5, computers rebooted to Automation are renamed to their serial numbers rather than "MiniNTxxxx".

To retrieve the computer serial number, while in automation, type on the command prompt:

"wmic bios get serialnumber"

Then lookup the computer on the console under Manage > Computers.

Instead of adding a Search custom criteria, that should help to quickly identify the target machine for troubleshooting purpose.

Mikael Ulvesjö | 17 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

I used the Code (Script) Component for some minor things and then got to a feature that would be easily solved with a recursive function but hard to solve within only one function.
So I create a simple script with only a return statement (return intext;) and clicked the "View Source Code" button in the "4. Test Page" in the wizard and got something like this:

 

using System;
namespace DynamicNamespace {
public class DynamicClass {
public System.String DynamicMethod(System.String intext)
{
    return intext;
}

Then I realized that I could perhaps "inject" the function that I needed and tested with the code below to see if there where any validator that would stop me from doing this. 
(If you look closely to the code I added an "}" after my function call and then declared my function but excluded the  "}" from the end of the function.)
 

return myFunction(intext);
}
private String myFunction(...
ianatkin | 29 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Two unrelated but noteworthy items I came across this week. The game ELITE and a article on Windows 10.

Elite

If you don't know the about the game Elite, it was something rather special when I was growing up.  

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Thanks to a £1.5m KickStarter fund, it's now being remade by one of the original creators (David Braben)  to the excitement of many beer-swigging-40-something-year-olds at http://www.elitedangerous.com/. It's looking like it's going to be something rather special.  
 
And to top it all, there is a launch party in Cambridge (UK) at a war museum (how cool is that??!?) this month. My name is in a hat for attending....