Category: Tips and Tricks

Change Managed installation to UnManaged Symantec Antivirus

Situation You performed a managed installation of the Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 8.x or 9.x client. You want to convert this to an unmanaged installation instead. Solution Copy the GRC.DAT file to the client that you want unmanaged. Cut and paste the following into a text file called GRC.DAT and copy the GRC.DAT file to: On Windows NT clients, copy...Read More »

How to determine if Wireless is enabled and active using LANDesk

I called tech support, and was told that it was not possible to determine if wireless is enabled and active via LANDesk; however, I figured out a solution and it worked. I created the following query. "Computer"."Network Adapters"."Network Adapter"."Active" = "Yes" AND ("Computer"."Network Adapters"."Network Adapter"."File Description" = "Intel(r) PRO/Wireless LAN Driver" OR ("Computer"."Network Adapters"."Network Adapter"."File Description" = "Intel(r) Wireless LAN...Read More »

How to determine if Wireless is enabled using LANDesk

I called tech support, and was told that it was not possible to determine if wireless is enabled and active via LANDesk; however, I figured out a solution and it worked. I created the following query. "Computer"."Network Adapters"."Network Adapter"."Link Status" = "Connected" AND ("Computer"."Network Adapters"."Network Adapter"."File Description" = "Intel(r) PRO/Wireless LAN Driver" OR ("Computer"."Network Adapters"."Network Adapter"."File Description" = "Intel(r) Wireless...Read More »

Create a 7zip Self Extractor (7zS.sfx or 7z.sfx)

One of easiest silent installations that most anyone can create utilize two free software products. 7-Zip (www.7-zip.org) and Resource Hacker (http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/)  Many of the silent installations that are created and found on this site are created using the 7zip compression.  To make a self-extracting silent installation, the utility, Resource Hacker, will need to be applied against the 7z.sfx file. In...Read More »