Hot to enable a Symantec Antivirus LiveUpdate that is grayed out

We have had several computers that were recently reloaded that had the Symantec Antivirus LiveUpdate grayed out or locked out.  This may be as a result of a group policy or policy pushed through the Symantec server, however, there is an easy fix for this.  To re-enable Symantec LiveUpdate using the following code and regedit. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00...Read More »

Change Registered Information for Microsoft Office 2003

There are more than one valid reasons for doing this. In one case, a company buys out another company. The assets exchange possession and you want to re brand the applications to reflect company ownership. Here is how. Using regedit, edit the registry for the following keys. Be certain that there is a 00 between each letter. Windows Registry Editor...Read More »

GPResult.exe Returns Error Message or No Result

If GPResult.exe Returns Error Message or No Result, I found this little script that intended to resolve the problem and worked for me. At command prompt, execute the following: net stop winmgmt c: cd %systemroot%\system32\wbem rd /S /Q repository regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\scecli.dll regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\userenv.dll mofcomp cimwin32.mof mofcomp cimwin32.mfl mofcomp rsop.mof mofcomp rsop.mfl for /f %%s in ('dir /b /s...Read More »

Query Adobe Acrobat 7.x using LANDesk

Adobe Acrobat 7 cannot be queried as ACROBAT.EXE as the file size remains the same. The results will be inconclusive. ACROBAT.DLL, however, changes. Update the LDAppl3.Template file to add .DLL to ScanExtentions. Go to LANDesk Management Suite, Software License Monitoring, and Make Available to Clients. To create the query use: "Computer"."Software"."Package"."File Name" = "ACROBAT.DLL" Add a column using "Computer"."Software"."Package"."Version"Read More »

WinZip 9.0 SR1 repack for silent installation

Create a WinZip 9.0 SR1 repack for silent installation. Winzip (www.winzip.com) 7-Zip (www.7-zip.org) Startx (http://www.naughter.com/startx.html) Execute the WinZip application to install into the default directory (C:\Program Files\WinZip). Create a batch file using a text editor and place in the WinZip installation directory, i.e. SetupWinZip.cmd. SetupWinZip.cmd :: Make Folder MD "%PROGRAMFILES%\Winzip" :: Copy Files to Installation Folder copy /y EXAMPLE.ZIP "%PROGRAMFILES%\Winzip"...Read More »

eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware Corporate Edition 5.x Redistribution (Custom)

To create a distributable executable, perform the following: Create a folder, for example, PPCL. Put into the folder, PPCL, the following files found in C:\Program Files\Common\Pestpatrol: exclude.dat langv5.dat lfinfo.dat PestPatrol.bin ppcl.exe PPClean.exe ppcl_122105.ini <---- (see Files section below) ppctl.dll ppfile.dat ppinfo.dat pploc.dat PPMCActiveDetection.exe ppsrindex.dat runppcl.bat <-- (see Files section below) Create a batch file and place outside of the folder...Read More »

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 »