Check the memory in *all* your computers with this novel combination of Memtest86+ and the Altiris PXE Server.
From Wikipedia - Memtest86+ is software designed to stress-test an x86 compatible computer's random access memory (RAM) for errors.
This software is vital when troubleshooting hardware errors. I have used Memtest86+ and it helped me identify a couple of computers that had memory errors and a side effect was that imaging was not working properly.
In order to make this process easier I found out that Memtest86+ could be added to a PXE boot image, and this is what I packaged in this article. A PXE boot that uses Memtest86+ v1.70. The PXE boot image contains two programs that are GPL 2.0.
Steps to import this custom PXE boot image into PXE Configuration tool.
If you want to use memtest x86+ v4.2 with Altiris PXE this is what worked for me:
1) Download the zip file above and extract it. It defaults to a directory name of "PXE_Mem_test".
2) Go to http://www.memtest.org/#downiso and download "Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.zip)" and extract it. This will give you one file called "memtest.bin".
3) copy "memtest.bin" to the directory "PXE_Mem_test".
4) In the directory PXE_Mem_test, delete the file named "memtest86+-1.65"
5) In the directory PXE_Mem_test, rename "memtest.bin" to "memtest86+-1.65"
6) Launch PXE Configuration Utility.
From here on everything is virtually identical to that shown in the original post.