Microsoft Windows 2019

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On the local server use Local Security Policy manager:

  1. Click START and type secpol.msc then press Enter
  2. Expand Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment node
  3. Double click Log on as a batch job
  4. Click the Add User or Group button and add your service account user
  5. Click OK

You should use a service account that is part of the administrator group, to ensure it have rights to do the task you have in your cmd script file.

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BigFix Client
Microsoft Windows 2012

How install the Big Fix client/agent on the Windows server?

On the ILMT linux server you can search for the client files with find . -name ClientMSI*

Copy the files you need over to your Windows server

Copy BigFixAgent.msi setup, its .mst files and the actionsite.afxm masthead file to a folder of your target computer, for instance C:\install\bigfix. Actionsite.afxm file is in the /var/opt/BESInstallers/Client folder of the Linux server.

Then create a CMD file with following content:

msiexec.exe /i “BigFixAgent.msi” TRANSFORMS=”1033.mst” REBOOT=ReallySuppress MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL=Disable /qn

Start a DOS prompt as administrator and go to the \install\bigfix folder

Run your installagent.cmd file, to install.

If you run the BIGFIXAGENT.MSI it can look like this

You will have a new “BES Client” windows service on your computer after the installation.

You must copy the actionsite.afxm file to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client to make the client start.

Client/Agent can be downloaded from

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Microsoft Powershell

You are low on disk space, or the Cognos BI have created some large file (dump files or log files) and you want to know where they are.

Enter below text in notepad++ and save as checksize.ps1 in your c:\temp folder

$folder = “C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos”
Get-ChildItem $folder -recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue |Sort-Object length -descending| Select-Object -first 27 @{Name=”MegaBytes”;Expression={“{0:F2}” -f ($_.length/1MB)}} , Fullname | Export-Csv c:\temp\LargeFiles_Report.csv

Start Powershell from Start menu
Go to temp folder with command cd /temp
Enter ./checksize.ps1 to run the script

Open the Largefile_report.csv in notepad++

You need to change the first line to your folder for Cognos products e.g. $folder = “D:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\analytics”

Then you check the list to find the files that you do not need, and can remove them, to get more space.

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