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Third Party Patch Management using Microsoft SCCM

Supports patching of 250 + third party applications

Microsoft SCCM has a great infrastructure to manage desktops and their applications. But, one of the limitations of SCCM is its inability to patch non Microsoft applications. This is a source of inconvenience for IT administrators as they have to work with multiple patch management tools in order to update all business applications in the network, making this task highly time consuming.

Patch Connect Plus is a tool that helps deploy patches to over 250 third party applications such as Adobe applications, Java and WinRAR using your existing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager server. Hence, delivering a solution to the problem by integrating with your existing SCCM patch management infrastructure.

Automate non-Microsoft patch management

Protect your systems from security threats with regular patching. Schedule regular scans and gain vulnerability information of the systems managed. Deploy patches to the vulnerable systems automatically using SCCM patch management infrastructure.

Get the most out of your SCCM investment

Using Patch Connect Plus with your existing SCCM framework will help you patch almost any application. Hence, you overcome the requirement of having yet another IT solution for Patch management of third party applications. Also by using the same SCCM console, you overcome the need of learning about a new console for third party patch management alone.

Patch only required applications

Approve patches only to the required applications which are significant to you. Therefore, gain higher control over the applications which you want to patch.

Notifications

Receive the status reports of the patches available, last database updated time and new products being supported by Patch Connect Plus.

Intelligent patching

Deploy patches to the applications when they are not in use. Hence, providing reliability to the deployment process by adding precision which leads to the success of patching of applications in the right manner.

Great user experience

Patch Connect Plus provides its users with convenience of easy installation and one time setup requirement. Also, the UI is easy to understand with support documents at every step to help users.

Available in 2 editions

Patch Connect Plusfor Microsoft SCUP

Readily available updates to patch via SCUP catalog.

Patch Connect Plusfor Microsoft SCCM

Fully automated patching using SCCM infrastructure.


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How to successfully recover data from a failed RAID

Recovering data from a failed RAID can easily turn into a costly ordeal. Please read this page carefully before proceeding. If you would like to get help from experts, please consider using our fee-based RAID recovery service.

First determine whether the RAID is hardware-based or software-based. The recovery procedures are very different.

Recovering a hardware RAID

First determine if the problem is caused by the underlying RAID mechanism. If it is not, follow the simpler recovery procedures for an ordinary drive. The following causes of problem are not related to the RAID:

  • Virus attacks.
  • The volume being deleted, resized, reformatted or otherwise changed in Disk Manager or other disk management utilities.

If the problem seems to be in the RAID mechanism, determine the operating state of the RAID and take the appropriate actions.

Avoid the most common mistakes that may cause data to become unrecoverable.

Hardware RAID operating states

Current status is normal.
No controller or disk errors.
No recent change in RAID configuration.

RAID is displayed as a single disk.
Volume configuration has not been changed (screenshot ).

Volume is inaccessible or accessible with missing files.

RAID mechanism is operating normally .
Problem may be unrelated to RAID.

RAID is displayed as a single disk.
No drive letter or unformatted volume (screenshot ).

RAID is displayed as a single disk.
Volume has been deleted, reformatted, resized (screenshot ).

RAID is displayed as a single disk.
Disk Manager is not aware of degradation (screenshot ).

Volume is accessible

RAID is degraded due to a disk failure

Current status is normal.
RAID failed and was rebuilt unsuccessfully.

RAID is displayed as a single disk (screenshot ).

Volume is inaccessible or accessible with missing files.

Current status is normal.
RAID settings have been changed.

Current status is normal.
Disks have been reconfigured and disk order may have changed.

Abnormal RAID status such as “offline”, “inactive”, “undefined”, etc.
There may be disk or controller hardware errors.

RAID is not displayed. Sometimes the individual member disks are displayed as unformatted disks (screenshots ).

Volume is inaccessible.

Recovering a software RAID

First determine if the problem is caused by the underlying RAID mechanism. If it is not, follow the simpler recovery procedures for an ordinary drive. The following causes of problem are not related to the RAID:

  • Virus attacks.
  • The volume being reformatted.

If the problem seems to be in the RAID mechanism, determine the operating state of the RAID and take the appropriate actions.

Note that a RAID 0 is also referred to as a striped volume.

Software RAID operating states


Quickbooks over VPN? Archive – Micro Focus Forums #operations, #work, #quickbooks, #long,


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05-Apr-2005, 07:16 PM

I recently set up our new accountant with the BM vpn and NW clients so that
she might be able to access our quickbooks 2000 database via a mapped drive
while connected to our BM3.7 server. She can connect fine, and althought QB
(a known resource hog) is fairly slow for most common operations over the
vpn (both client and server have SDSL connections over 500kbps), it is not
entirely unworkable. SOME particular operations, however, take an
IMPOSSIBLY long time (especially find operations in the records DB),
literally many, many orders of magnitude slower than everything else.

Is this really just due to the number of drive accesses involved in these
operations, or is there some other buggy issue at work here?

Does anyone know how to troubleshoot/work around this problem effectively?
We are really trying to avoid having to shutdown/lock the QB system long
enough for our accountant to copy the DB to a local machine, do her work,
and then write it back out to our system. We really need a way for her to
be able to work remotely AND concurrently with the rest of us.

Many, many thanks in advance for any help.

06-Apr-2005, 04:26 PM

You will probably need to take some traces (Ethereal on the PC’s
involved) to see what kind of traffic is involved. Might be as simple
as needing to reduce MTU size on one or both ends of that connection.

Perhaps simpler would be to use pcANYWHERE, VNC or terminal server/RDP
to remote control an internal PC over the VPN to do the work remotely.

Craig Johnson
Novell Support Connection SysOp
*** For a current patch list, tips, handy files and books on
BorderManager, go to http://www.craigjconsulting.com ***

06-Apr-2005, 04:33 PM

My experience with Quickbooks over a lan is that the newer versions can be a
little slow as it is. I would venture to say that there is just way too
much data to push through that small DSL pipe.

14-Apr-2005, 04:07 PM

Thanks for the input Craig and JP,

I apologize for my own sluggish response. I actually found a post on
another site that echoed Craig’s suggestion of running quickbooks on a local
machine and having the remote client connect to it using pcAnywhere or the
like so that all the heavy drive accesses remain local. I’m going to give
that a try.

Thanks again for the help,


Cool Things to Do with Netsh #netsh, #microsoft #windows #server #2003, #windows


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Cool Things to Do with Netsh

The Netsh command is a powerful command-line tool for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. Netsh is available in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit and is standard in Windows 2003 and XP. Netsh lets you change almost any network configuration setting as well as document network configurations. You can use the command in a batch file or from its own command shell. Netsh has a useful Help system that you can access by adding /? to almost any of its subcommands. Here are 10 cool things that you can use Netsh to do.

10. Show TCP/IP settings The command

shows the system s current TCP/IP configuration settings. You can see whether the system is using DHCP or static addressing as well as view the system s current IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS servers.

9. Change network configuration Netsh can change the current network configuration. The command

sets the IP address of the system configuration Local Area Connection to 192.168.0.10, the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0, and the gateway address to 192.168.0.254. This use of Netsh comes in handy for laptops that must switch between static and dynamic addressed networks.

8. Use a dynamic DHCP assigned address The command

sets the IP address of the Local Area Connection system configuration to use DHCP addressing.

7. Change a DNS server address When you change the system s IP address type, you almost always have to change the DNS server s address as well. The command

configures the Local Area Connection to use a DNS server whose address is 192.168.0.2.

6. Dynamically assign the DNS server address When you switch to dynamic DHCP addressing, you typically also want the DNS server address to be assigned dynamically. The command

sets the Local Area Connection interface to use a DHCP-assigned DNS address.

5. Configure a WINS server Netsh also lets you configure WINS servers. The following command configures a system s Local Area Connection interface to use a WINS server that has the IP address 192.168.100.3.

4. Work with other interfaces Netsh works with DHCP, Internet Authentication Service (IAS), and RAS interfaces as well as the local network interface. The command

dumps the local DHCP server s configuration to the dhcpcfg.dat file. You can use this file in conjunction with Netsh to recreate the DHCP server.

3. Work with remote systems One of Netsh s best hidden features is its ability to work with remote systems. The command

sets the current computer to a different system on the network.

2. Save the current configuration The Interface Dump subcommand saves your current network configuration and generates a script that you can use to regenerate the configuration. The command

redirects the Dump command to the mycfg.dat file.

1. Restore network configuration The Netsh Exec command runs a Netsh script file. The command

restores to your system the network configuration data that the preceding sample command saved.

Anonymous User (not verified)

I too ran into this problem. Do this: 1. Create a batch file called netsh.bat ( for example ) with the netsh commands you would like to run ( just as they would run locally on your PC ) 2. Copy netsh.bat to C:\ (for example) on all of the nodes that need the change ( you can copy netsh.bat across your LAN via another batch file ). 3. With another batch file, schedule an AT job on each node that needs the change: this at job should run c:\netsh.bat ( that has already been copied to each node that needs the change ). This works becuase the job is running locally on each PC, rather than being pushed from another. Thanks, and good luck. -LP

ROBERT (not verified)

To add multiple DNS entries you need to type: netsh interface ip set dns name=”Wireless Network Connection” source=static addr=192.168.1.200 register=PRIMARY netsh interface ip add dns name=”Wireless Network Connection” addr=192.168.1.5 index=2 They need to be entered on a separate line.

Cameron Fairbairn (not verified)

In order to add multiple DNS servers, use the following syntax: add dns “Local Area Connection” 10.0.0.1 add dns “Local Area Connection” 10.0.0.3 index=2 index=2 adds the IP as a secondary dns server.

Anonymous User (not verified)

Wow, that came out ugly, let me try again: C:\WINNT\system32>netsh netsh>interface interface>show interface Admin State State Type Interface Name ————————————————————————- Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection Enabled Internal Internal Enabled Loopback Loopback (Note: Look for “Dedicated” connection types with any name other than a GUID) interface>ip interface ip>delete dns “Local Area Connection” all interface ip>set dns “Local Area Connection” static 10.10.10.2 interface ip>add dns “Local Area Connection” 10.10.10.3 index=2

Would anyone know why I am getting the following error with #3, which is the remote command. When I run “netsh set machine virtual2000” I get the following response “WARNING: Could not obtain host information from machine: [10.1.2.106]. Some commands may not be available. Access is denied” The result is identical when I try “netsh -r virtual2000” I have tried physical servers as well, but I get the same result. I tried to google the error, but I don’t see anything. The netsh interface works fine until you get to the “set IP address” portion”. At that point, the available commands are blank.

wYc88 (not verified)

tschreier (not verified)

Is it possible to use netsh to disable and then enable an interface? Been trying to figure out a way do do that from a cmd line. thx

Anonymous User (not verified)

Joseph Davies (not verified)

The sentence “The Netsh command is a powerful command-line tool for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. Netsh is available in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit and is standard in Windows 2003 and XP.” should be changed to “The Netsh command is a powerful command-line tool that is installed by default for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.” Netsh is included with Windows 2000, not as part of the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit. Thanks.

Anonymous User (not verified)

Find your interface name & set multiple dns entries like this: C:\WINNT\system32>netsh netsh>interface interface>show interface Admin State State Type Interface Name ————————————————————————- Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection Enabled Internal Internal Enabled Loopback Loopback (Note: Look for “Dedicated” connection types with any name other than a GUID) interface>ip interface ip>delete dns “Local Area Connection” all interface ip>set dns “Local Area Connection” static 10.10.10.2 interface ip>add dns “Local Area Connection” 10.10.10.3 index=2

Anonymous User (not verified)

Is it possible in WIN 2000 to “disable” “Local Area Connection” using NetSh? What are the commands?

Anonymous User (not verified)

usage of devcon to disable network adapter use the ‘hwids =net’ to find the compatible id for your adapter c:\devcon hwids =net PCI\VEN_8086 ?>

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