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I'm currently working on a contract job that will consist of moving the whole enterprise from Altiris to SMS. Is there anything I have to do to the current packages to be able to switch them over to SMS?
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Check to see if the jobs in Altiris do anything outside of what the installer does. The installers should be portable but Altiris is kinda like Zenworks where the agent can do other tasks outside of what the installer is setup to do.
Answered 02/13/2006 by: kkaminsk
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I would be interested to know what the reason was from switching? Better interop with AD or other MS products? I'm not a huge fan of either but I have more experience with SMS. I have heard some good things about Altiris though.
Answered 02/14/2006 by: yarborg
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Interop? I wouldn't put it this way... We've had MS patches repeatedly breaking SMS Proxy Management Points. Up until SP2 for SMS2003, security groups were not picking up properly out of AD (that's a major component of the AD infrastructure). Over the past year, I spent more time administering SMS itself than utilizing it for client administration. I wish we went Altiris at my current company...
Answered 02/20/2006 by: revizor
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That's sad to hear. I haven't been doing much SMS lately but when I ran 1.2 and 2.0 extensively it always seemed like the SMS team never tested their product against the latest patches coming out for the OS. When we escalated issues to Microsoft it was always a game of ensuring us that they would get on top of it and pointing fingers at different groups. Maybe one day they will learn from their numerous failures but reliability always has been an issue with SMS from day one.
Answered 02/23/2006 by: kkaminsk
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