Workflow Solution 6.0 Release Notes

Article:DOC1539  |  Created: 2007-11-30  |  Updated: 2008-04-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1539
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Description



Question
What do I need to know about the 6.0 release of Altiris® Workflow Solution™?

Answer

Altiris® Workflow Solution™ 6.0

Build number 6.0.1074

Release Notes

Introduction

Installation and Upgrade

What's New in this Release

Fixes in this Release

Known Issues in this Release

Additional Documentation

Document History

Introduction

Altiris Workflow Solution provides advanced logic and workflow capability to Notification Server and the Altiris solutions. It lets you use pre-built workflow and workflow packs, and also lets you build custom workflow processes.

Installation and Upgrade

The following sections provide information for installing Workflow Solution.

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for installing Workflow Solution are as follows:

  • Notification Server 6.0 SP3 R5

The following Altiris products are prerequisites for Workflow Solution. Because of dependencies, they are installed automatically (if not already installed) with Workflow Solution. If you want to build workflows that leverage these products, you need to install licenses that go beyond the 30 day trial. These Altiris products are installed in the following order:

  • Asset Management Solution 6.5
  • CMDB Solution 6.5 (Connector Solution is installed as part of the CMDB install)
  • Helpdesk Solution 6.0 SP5
  • Altiris Software Development Kit (ASDK) 1.4
  • Altiris Service 6.0

The prerequisites for installing Workflow Server are as follows

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
  • Microsoft IIS 5.x and higher

The prerequisites for installing Workflow Designer are as follows

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
  • Optional: Microsoft IIS 5.x and higher. An internal Web server is delivered with Workflow Designer that can be used with the debugger.

Where to Download

You can download Altiris Workflow Solution from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx. You can also install Altiris Solutions directly from the Solution Center in the Altiris Console. You can download beta versions of Altiris products from http://beta.altiris.com.

New Installation

Installing Workflow Solution from the Solution Center

  1. From the Altiris Console, click the Configuration tab.
  2. In the left pane, select Configuration > Upgrade/Install Additional Solutions.
  3. In the Available Solutions tab, click Solutions.
  4. Click Symantec Workflow and follow the on-screen instructions. 

We recommend that you restart IIS after installing Workflow Server.

Manually installing Workflow Solution (without using the Solution Center)

  1. Install Notification Server 6.0. (This step is not necessary if you are going to point to another Notification Server as part of the Workflow Server install. You just need a Notification Server for a Workflow Server to authenticate to.)
  2. Install the latest Notification Server service packs, including SP3.
  3. Download and install Altiris Administrator SDK 1.4 (SDK - Administrator 1.4 from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx).
  4. Download and install Altiris Service layer (Altiris_Service_6_0.exe from http://www.solutionsam.com/solutions/6_0/
  5. Download and install Altiris Workflow Solution (Altiris_WorkflowSolution_6_0.exe) on the server.
  6. Either browse to the directory C:\Program Files\Altiris\Workflow\Web\Agent where you installed Workflow Solution and install Workflow Designer, or download and install Altiris Workflow Designer on the workstation (Altiris.Workflow.Designer.Setup.2007_1074.exe).

We recommend that you restart IIS after installing Workflow Server.

Installing Workflow Server

Workflow Solution provides a single installer executable for Workflow Server and Workflow Designer. In the install wizard, you are prompted to choose either the server or the designer and only the selected software is installed.

  1. From the computer to which you want to install Workflow Server, open the Altiris Console and click View > Configuration.
  2. In the left pane, click Solutions Settings > Workflow > Workflow Download Links.
  3. In the right pane, click Click Here to download the Altiris Workflow Server.
  4. Install Workflow Server.

Installing Workflow Designer

Workflow Solution provides a single installer executable for Workflow Server and Workflow Designer. In the install wizard, you are prompted to choose either the server or the designer and only the selected software is installed.

  1. From the computer to which you want to install Workflow Designer, open the Altiris Console and click View > Configuration.
  2. In the left pane, click Solutions Settings > Workflow > Workflow Download Links.
  3. In the right pane, click Click Here to download the Altiris Workflow Designer.
  4. Install Workflow Designer.

What's New in this Release

Not applicable for this release

Fixes in this Release

The following issues were resolved in this release. For additional information regarding a fixed issue, click the Article ID link.

Fix Article ID
Not applicable for this release

Not applicable for this release

Not applicable.

Known Issues in this Release

The following are unresolved issues in this release. For additional information regarding a known issue, click the Article ID link.

Known Issue Article ID
ASDK Component Generator
The generator may require you to adjust definitions before recompiling if your Notification Server is missing installation libraries.

The generator generates all components from the service as a default which includes some duplicated components.

Not applicable.
Report Generator
The generator must fully regenerate updates to reporting components by adjusting definitions and selecting the desired reports.
Not applicable.

Additional Documentation

Altiris product documentation is available in Microsoft* HTML Help (.chm) and Adobe Acrobat* (.pdf) formats. To view Altiris product documentation in .pdf format, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html).

By default, documentation files are installed in the following directory on the Altiris® Notification Server™ computer:

C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\Help.

The following documentation is provided:

Workflow_Solution_Help.pdf
Workflow_Solution_Help.chm

Altiris Information Resources

Source What Information it Includes Location
Altiris Documentation Information about new features, update instructions, and known issues for each release. Includes Altiris formal documentation such as release notes, help, reference guides, best practice articles, and technical reference articles. http://www.altiris.com/support/documentation
Altiris Knowledgebase Comprehensive collection of articles, incidents, and issues for Altiris solutions. http://kb.altiris.com/
Altiris Juice:
an online magazine for Altiris users
Best practices, tips and tricks, and articles for users of Altiris solutions. http://www.altiris.com/juice
Online Forums Forums for Altiris solutions and suites. http://forums.altiris.com/

Document History

Date Changes
03/13/2008 Release Notes for Final Release
12/12/2007 Release Notes for Beta

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