Enhancement Request: Patch Management Software Update Task

Since the introduction of the new Software Update Task in 8.5 RU2 it is possible to install “manually selected” updates. This is very useful but… What most of our customers want, is to run the Software Update Task without manually selecting updates to install but instead have the option to install all necessary updates that … Weiterlesen Enhancement Request: Patch Management Software Update Task

Did you KNOW? Series Part 1: Using the new End User Notification Task in 8.5 RU2

In the coming months I will post changes and features made into ITMS that are documented but mostly unknown or overseen. This will be a multi part series.  In this series I will show what changes are made in the different RUs and how to make “real-world” usage of the newly introduced features.  Starting with … Weiterlesen Did you KNOW? Series Part 1: Using the new End User Notification Task in 8.5 RU2

How to use Symantec Custom Inventory to report Microsoft Office 365 Update Channel

Open SMP Console - > Settings -> All Settings -> Discovery and Inventory -> Inventory Solution -> Manage Custom Data Classes -> New data class -> Office 365 Update Channels Create a Custom Data Class   Add a Attribute with the following Parameters:Name: O365_Update_ChannelData type: String Maximum size: 100 Key: No  Create a new Task  Open SMP Console … Weiterlesen How to use Symantec Custom Inventory to report Microsoft Office 365 Update Channel

Domain join problems with Windows 10 on newer Hardware Models

During the last 2 month I received increased support calls from customers which are trying to join their Windows 10 Computers (mostly new Hardware Models independent of the vendor HP, Lenovo, Dell) to the domain using an unattend.xml file. The unattended installation of the problematic computers takes very long during specialize because during this phase … Weiterlesen Domain join problems with Windows 10 on newer Hardware Models

How to enable Powershell support in WinPE

In a previous article I wrote on how to Manage Bitlocker in WinPE.... using the manage-bde.exe command line tool. The same can be accomplished using Powershell and enabling Powershell in WinPE is far easier than using the method described in my first article. If you create a WinPE Bootfile using Symantec Deployment Solution 8.x you … Weiterlesen How to enable Powershell support in WinPE

Quick tip: How to disable Inventory of Windows Store Apps

If you do not want to Inventory Windows Store Apps you can disable the feature with a RegKey Create a new DWORD registry value under: HKLM\Software\Altiris\Altiris Agent\SMFAgent\Inventory with a Property of: DisableWindowsAppScanner and set the Value to: 1 If you want you can create custom inventory to capture Windows 10 built-in Apps for specific computers … Weiterlesen Quick tip: How to disable Inventory of Windows Store Apps

Windows 10 unattended Setup error with Symantec Deployment Solution 8.5 RU2

Update: A Pointfix (DS_8.5_POST_RU2_V1.zip) is available for the issue. The Problem will be also fixed with upcomming 8.5 RU3 . After upgrading a few CMS Installations from 8.x to 8.5 RU2 I found that there are some “undocumented features”. When the Client boots into WinPE and starts the Windows 10 Rollout job I found (that … Weiterlesen Windows 10 unattended Setup error with Symantec Deployment Solution 8.5 RU2

Enhancement request ITMS 8.5 Software Portal

When publishing Software to the software portal every command-line (Install, Uninstall and Repair) creates an icon in the Software Portal. For example, if you have a Software 7-Zip 18.05 and you are publishing three command-lines (Install, Uninstall and Repair) you end up with three icons. It is not clear which icon represents Install, Uninstall and … Weiterlesen Enhancement request ITMS 8.5 Software Portal

How to configure SEP Integration in ITMS 8.5 and 8.5 RU1

In ITMS 8.5 you have the ability to integrate ITMS 8.5 with SEP (Symantec Endpoint Protection) or with CCS-VM (Control Compliance Suite Vulnerability Manager). With the SEP integration you are able to quarantine clients that are not compliant (a patch defined by an Altiris Admin is not installed on a Client).When you try to configure … Weiterlesen How to configure SEP Integration in ITMS 8.5 and 8.5 RU1

Symantec ITMS 8.5 Workspaces – my personal suggestion

The newly introduced Workspaces in ITMS 8.5 are a really great enhancement in addtion to the Leagacy Console. The new Workspaces are Browser-independent which is one of the best features. The Console also provides the abillity to do most of the work for Level 1 Helpdesk Workers (installing software, running tasks and reports, changing the … Weiterlesen Symantec ITMS 8.5 Workspaces – my personal suggestion