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ianatkin | 09 Jun 2014 | 4 comments

Trying to be nice here. SIM is frustrating. No product is more certain to bring an SMP server's resources to its knees.

So, word to the wise. ALWAYS close SIM when you've finished using it.

hugo_parra | 02 Jun 2014 | 82 comments

We're happy to announce today the general availability of ITMS 7.5 SP1.

Some of the highlights for this release include:

1.   Server and Client-side platform support updates

  • Notification Server support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Site Server support for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Client support for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Mac 10.9, Windows 7 Embedded, ESXi 5.5, and RHEL 5.10
  • Console support for IE10 and IE11

2.   Reusable targets, flexible filtering

  • New visual builder
  • Immediate result verification
  • Enhanced import and export capabilities

3.   Inclusion of Workspace Streaming Agent

  • "Network mode" application streaming

4.   Ease of implementation

  • In-place upgrade from 7.1 SP2 MP1.1 and ITMS 7.5...
Ludovic Ferre | 02 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

ITMS 7.1 SP1 is out now. Here is the GIT log message from my tracking repository, listing all the files added (195), modified (1) or removed (0) to the Product Listing xml:

Log message

Symantec.pl.xml md5 = 498109517651274055ec4a3ac612e33d
Affected files
    Add    /solutions/7_5_sp1/barcode/altiris_barcode_7_5_sp1_x64.msi
    Add    /solutions/7_5_sp1/barcode/altiris_barcodeupgrade_7_5_sp1_x64.msi
    Add    /solutions/7_5_sp1/barcode/altiris_barcodeupgrade_7_5_sp1_x86.msi
    Add    /solutions/7_5_sp1/ita/csmp/altiris_itanalyticscsmp_7_5_sp1_x64.msi
    Add    /solutions/7_5_sp1/ita/csmp/altiris_itanalyticscsmplp_7_5_sp1_x64.msi
    Add    /solutions/7_5_sp1/ita/dlp/altiris_itanalyticsdlp_3_5_0_x64.msi
    Add ...

ianatkin | 29 May 2014 | 0 comments

Strange news greeted my inbox this morning.

The flagship disk encryption software TrueCrypt appears now to be dead. The annoucement however has not been made directly on the TrueCrypts website www.truecrypt.org, but instead on the redirected site truecrypt.sourceforge.net. The new SourceForge pages declares that TrueCrypt is not secure and provides instructions to migrate from TrueCrypt.

The reason quoted for the demise of TrueCrypt is odd; the SourceForge site says that development ended in May with the demise of Windows XP. Now whilst product development has been somewhat slow, TrueCrypt did (until this annoucement) have a roadmap which included full Windows 8 support. So, this is certainly the first time I'd heard about this planned EOL.

All most odd. And whilst there is nothing which points to this not being authentic, the manner in which this annoucement has been made does whiff slightly of a rift in the TrueCrypt...

Darren Collins | 20 May 2014 | 2 comments

If you automate your application installs then you will probably have used an Install Wrapper.

When installing something in an unattended (i.e. automated) way, often there is a simple, single command line that you can use. For example the following single command line will install 7-Zip with a basic msiexec User Interface (UI) whilst ensuring the install doesn’t trigger a reboot,

msiexec /i "C:\Path\To\7z920-x64.msi" ALLUSERS=1 /norestart /qb-

This command line is generally inserted into you your deployment tool of choice to deliver the software to your Windows endpoint (we use Altiris DS6.9 and Altiris CMS7).  

But what if your unattended installation has a pre-requisite? Or what if after the installation you need to perform a task or install a post-requisite?

This is the point when most software packagers start writing a batch file. To illustrate, below is an example of a batch file which will install iTunes with its pre-...

AndyN | 07 May 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec pcAnywhere™ End-of-Life

Customer FAQ

What is happening?

Symantec is announcing the end-of-life (EOL) for the pcAnywhere™ product on May 5, 2014. There will be no replacement offering. The pcAnywhere™ Solution component which is included with the Symantec™ Deployment Solution product , the Symantec™ Client Management Suite product, and the Symantec™ IT Management Suite product is not affected by this announcement.

 

Why is Symantec EOLing pcAnywhere?

The pcAnywhere™ product has had no major releases for over seven years, which automatically initiates the Symantec EOL process. After careful evaluation, Symantec has chosen not to continue offering a stand-alone remote control product.

 

Will the pcAnywhere product have Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support before the End-of-Support Life (EOSL)?...

joevax | 06 May 2014 | 0 comments

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Leverage your Symantec Management Platform, make Patch and Anti-Virus 100% more effective, and Reduce the Cost of doing business by implementing eiPower Saver Solution for SMP 7.1 and 7.5.

And to make a good deal even better, get up to 30% off your SMP 7.5 migration when you purchase eiPower.  Please visit the Intuitive or ITS booth for details, or contact Joe D'Agostino at joed@entisp.com.

ENTISP.COM

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 30 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

On May 20th, we will be making a few changes to the PartnerNet page for our Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 product. First, you will notice that the product name will change to “Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition”. We are removing “2013” from the name in order to help eliminate customer perceptions that the product is outdated. This change will also better reflect the fact that this product is sold primarily as a cloud service and therefore is always up to date.

For detailed information visit Liz Jennings' blog in the Partner Community: Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition – New Name, New Marketing Materials

LS05 | 29 Apr 2014 | 3 comments

The release notes for ITMS 7.5 HF6 are now published on the following link:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7337
 

Thomas Baird | 18 Apr 2014 | 1 comment

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For years people have asked "Why did Symantec destroy DS 6.9 with DS 7.1?  Do I have to upgrade?  Should I?"

Answers: We don't know, No, and Yes!

Finally, with the release of Deployment Solution 7.5, there's a legitimate and good reason to upgrade.  Not only are there new compelling features, but the product is fully and completely securable - something no other solution can offer.

Join with XCEND for a short presentation on why you should upgrade now, and what you stand to gain, including:

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  • More flexibility and control for your Admins to do their jobtheir...