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#121689 - 2004-06-22 09:46 PM Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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I need to update of Symantec Nav from 8.1 to 9.0. Are most of you using the UDF to get version information and then updating using Symantec's msi file? If so, are there switches to make it a silent install?
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#121690 - 2004-06-23 08:22 PM Re: Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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"..Have users execute Setup.exe (or Setup.exe /s /v/qn for a silent installation)
directly from the Vphome\Clt-inst\Win32 folder on their assigned parent
server. If this method is used, the users need to have local administrator
rights to the computer to which they are installing..."

Source:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/sav_ce/savce_9.0/savinst.pdf
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#121691 - 2004-06-23 08:48 PM Re: Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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I got this script working, but the only thing it's not doing is retaining the user settings. (I want it to keep the schedule for def updates) Is there a switch for that?

$CurrentBLDVer = '9.0.0.338'
$NAVHome = ReadValue("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\", "Home Directory")

If GetFileVersion($NAVHome +"\vpc32.exe","ProductVersion") < $CurrentBLDVer
Shell 'msiexec.exe /i "\\server\publicdr\AI Download\symantec\CD1\SAV\Symantec Antivirus.msi" RUNLIVEUPDATE=1 /qn'
EndIf

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#121692 - 2004-06-23 08:53 PM Re: Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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The Parent Server controls all def updates and other settings for the client. Unless the client is having issues talking with the Parent, even then as long as it has talked at one point, it should have all the settings controlled already.

You can even go into the Symantec Console and reset all the clients once you set everything how you want it.

Note though that your Parent and Primary Servers need to have the same or newer version of SAV then the clients, otherwise you'll run into issues with the certain features not working correctly when the client is newer.

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#121693 - 2004-06-23 10:11 PM Re: Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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Sorry, I forgot to mention the clients are unmanaged.
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#121694 - 2004-06-23 10:20 PM Re: Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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hmmm... WHY ?

Why would you want your systems that can run a logon script in the first place to be UNMANAGED ? You can probably get a cheaper AV solution if you're not going to manage them.

Managing the clients will make life easier and cheaper for you in the long run though.

But... you can look at my UDF to see how I'm checking the DEFINITION date and then create your own code, or use my UDF and take action based upon results.

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#121695 - 2004-06-24 12:26 AM Re: Best way to upgrade Symantec NAV?
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Registered: 2004-06-01
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Loc: Sacramento, CA
I agree, with v9.x managing them is better. Lock it down on the client side and control from the NAV server. Life if good with NAV Server!
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