How to manually hide/unhide the Software Delivery Options sidebar on the Altiris Agent

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Article ID: 178719

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server) Software Management Solution

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Question
 

In the Altiris Agent's Software Delivery tab, the Option sidebar is not showing up or showing up.  Is there a way to force it to show or not to show?

Answer
You can hide/unhide the 'Options' sidebar in the Windows Registry.

  1. Run regedit on the desired machine
  2. Find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Software Delivery
  3. Edit the 'ShowOptions' DWORD and change the value to 1 (to unhide) or to 0 (to hide).
  4. Close the Altiris Agent's Software Delivery window, and reopen it.  The Agent does not need to be restarted.

You can hide/unhide the 'Options' sidebar when deploying the Altiris Agent by:

1. Set an additional parameter (there's a box called "Additional Parameters") on the Altiris Agent installation settings:
    a) Go to NS7 Console>Settings>Agents/Plug-ins>Altiris Agent
    b) under Altiris Agent>Settings>Altiris Agent Install, click in 'Installation Settings' button and under "Additional Parameters" add the following command line:

        ShowOptions=0