How can you enable hardware DEP and still have NS Agent function?
Currently, with DEP set to AlwaysOn it will prevent the Altiris Service from starting as seen in KB 51781. Turning off DEP (Data Exection Prevention) is a course of action, you can still enable DEP while allowing the Altiris Service to pass through DEP.
Here are the steps:
DEP should look like this:
The following scenario worked:
1. Hardware DEP is ON
2. Software DEP is set to OptOut
3. Exclude the Altiris service in the registry