Dang...sorry for the messed up color issues in my original post. I guess the "Rich Text" editor on this forum isn't that Rich and apparently you can't go back to edit a post.
It doesn't say to comment out the line, it says "Find the MacMultimediaExtensions section and edit it to have no extensions."
So, like this, without the semicolon:
Sorry, I should have been more clear in my post. Yes, I initially tried that too....just having a MacMultimediaExtensions= nothing, but that didn't work. So I commented out the line altogether to see if that worked. So, you're right...the droppedpackets article didn't say to comment it out.
In either case, our Macs still do the multimedia extension scan when doing a full inventory scan.
You should be able to "Edit" your own posts. I do it all the time.
Also, always use the Plain Text editor. If you click on Plain Text there is a link on the right that will allow you to click to always use this editor. Also there is a Plain Text Markup Help that you can read.
No, on my original post to this thread I do not see the "edit" button in the lower right hand corner. I am logged into. This is what I see:
What I was looking for in the rich text editor was a way to wrap my pasted text with a CODE tag...so it would appear in a box.
The old landesk forums editor had this option:
How can I wrap a piece of text into one of these?
Thank you for your help on using the new landesk forums...I'm still learning.
In the LANDesk console, go to:
Tools -> Configuration -> Agent Configuration
Make a new configuration, or edit your existing configuration.
Select Inventory on the left side bar of the agent configuration window, then scroll through the Scan components options and uncheck Multimedia Files.
Save the configuration
Then push the newly configured agent to all your Macs with a LANDesk scheduled task.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have already done that....and that still does not work.
The article on the droppedpackets site even stated that specific agent configuration was only good for delta sans, not full:
"This means that the default scan settings will take way too long. You
can disable Multimedia File scanning in the agent config, but this only
takes affect on delta scans.I'm sure there's a good reason why, and [I just can't remember it|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_characters_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Tribesmen_of_the_Cold_Hillsides].
Therefore, every full scan will take a long time. How long? Upwards of
30 minutes is not unexpected for a typical IT MacBook Pro, so an end
user working in the arts is probably looking at many hours. On the good
side, it's low priority and they won't notice."
So, I'm still stuck.
Yeah...sorry there is not buttong to automatically wrap in code.
The Plain Text Markup Help that you can only click on if you click the Plain Text tab when editing explains it all.
So you just have to type it in Plain Text like this:
Your stuff here
Then it looks like this:
Your stuff here
So to get the Your stuff here characters to show up, you use noformat instead of code in the curly braces.