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KSchroeder Certified

Status: Living the dream... - 07 Mar 2013
Job Title: Endpoint Engineer

I started using the Altiris products in 2004 when I joined my current team. My first task was to implement Recovery Solution 6.0. In 2005 my team led a project to implement an Enterprise systems-management tool. After reviewing 8 RFP responses, in the end we went with Altiris. I was primarily responsible for documenting and deploying our Altiris NS 6.x environment globally.

Shortly after we implemented I discovered the Altiris Support Forums and like many of my co-Advisors here eventually found myself answering more questions than I asked. I found the Forum to be an extremely valuable learning resource; what better way to learn that troubleshooting real-life customer problems? I was then invited to become one of the Altiris Forum Advisors (the precursor from the Altiris side at least to the Trusted Advisors) and joined the ranks (and by rank, I do mean you Jim!).

In my daily job at a Fortune 250 company, I have extensive experience with Inventory solution, Software Delivery, Patch Management, Application Metering, Recovery Solution, Local Security Solution, general Notification Server management, NS reports/collection creation and a bit of basic DS usage (all in the 6.x releases). I'm scaling up my skills in Workflow and am excited about the potential of that tool.

I live in a suburb of of St. Louis, MO with my wife and three children.

Member for: 10 years 39 weeks

Symantec Certifications

Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS)
  • SCS Symantec Management Platform 7.0 with Notification Server Administrator
  • Symantec Management Platform 7.0 with Notification Server Administrator
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New download 17 Aug 2015
I put this together over the past few days, after resuscitating an old custom inventory we had in our NS 6.0 environment.  It queries the Event Log for particular error messages that frequently indicate a failing disk (with a source of "Ntfs" or "Disk"), and additionally leverages ...
New download 05 Apr 2013
A fellow Connect-or asked me to post the inventory XML we are using to pull Autodesk (AutoCAD, Inventor, and a few other products') serial numbers from the registry to help ensure proper serial numbers are being used.  Well here it is!  Given the list of "known" ...
New event 15 Mar 2013
Please join us and your St. Louis Endpoint Management Users Group colleagues at Scottrade (Maryville campus) for our next User's Group meeting!  Agenda so far: 8:00 - 9:00 – Breakfast & Networking 9:00 - 9:15 –  Welcome & ...
New forum discussion 11 Mar 2013
Hello all, I'm sure one of you has already solved this...but I'm stuck.  We used "Custom Severity" extensively in 6.x to filter out non-required updates (Timzone fixes, Junk Email, misc Hotfixes) so as to not skew our compliance numbers.  While Custom ...