Symantec Workflow 7.0 Release Notes

Article:DOC1791  |  Created: 2009-03-26  |  Updated: 2010-05-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1791
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Description



Altiris™ Workflow Solution 7.0

Build number 7.0.7416

Release Notes

Introduction

Where to get more information

Installation and Upgrade

Features in this Release

Fixes in this Release

Known Issues in this Release

Introduction

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

Where to get more information

Document Description Location

User’s Guide

Information about how to use this product, including detailed technical information and instructions for performing common tasks.

This information is available in PDF format.

For more information, you can use the following resources:
Resource Description Location
Workflow Swat A site dedicated to Workflow resources www.workflowswat.com

Symantec Management Platform Release Notes

Information about new features and important issues in the Symantec Management Platform.

This information is available as an article in the Knowledge Base.

https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=45141&p=1

You can also search for the product name under Release Notes.

Workflow 7.0 Installation and Configuration Guide  Steps for installing and configuring Workflow 7.0.

https://kb.altiris.com/display/1n/kb/article.asp?aid=49544&n=12&s=

Installing the Symantec Management Platform products

Information about using Symantec Installation Manager to install the Symantec Management Platform products.

This information is available as an article in the Knowledge Base.

https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=45732&p=1

Altiris 7 Planning and Implementation Guide

Information about capacity recommendations, design models, scenarios, test results, and optimization best practices to consider when planning or customizing an Altiris 7 Infrastructure for your organization.

This information is available as an article in the Knowledge Base.

https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=45803&p=1

Knowledge Base

Documents, articles, incidents, and issues about this product.

http://kb.altiris.com/

Symantec Connect (formerly Altiris Juice)

An online magazine that contains best practices, tips, tricks, and articles for users of this product.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/endpoint-management-virtualization

Online Forums

Forums for users of this product.

http://forums.altiris.com/

Installation

The following sections provide information that pertains to installing Workflow 7.0.

WARNING:

You can disrupt currently-running Workflow 6.5 processes by installing Workflow 7.0. During installation, remember to use the same persistence settings (Exchange, SQL Server) that Workflow 6.5 is currently using in your environment.

Hardware Prerequisites

The hardware requirements for Workflow match standard ASP.NET runtime requirements. The following minimum hardware configuration is recommended:

Workflow Designer
  • 2 GHZ processor
  • 1 GB of free disk space
  • 3 GB RAM
Workflow Server
  • Dual processor
  • 4 GB RAM

Software Prerequisites

The prerequisites for installing Workflow are as follows:

  • Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP1, Hotfix 1 or greater
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 
  • Symantec Management Platform Webservice 7.0.55
  • Symantec Administrator ASDK 7.0.293

The prerequisite for installing Workflow Server is as follows

  • Microsoft IIS* 5.x or 6.x

The prerequisites for installing Workflow Designer are as follows

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Workflow Server (Workflow Server is installed automatically during Workflow Designer installation)
  • Microsoft IIS 5.x or 6.x.

The prerequisites for installing Process Manager are as follows:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft IIS 5.x or 6.x 
  • Microsoft SQL Server database 2005 or SQL Express
  • Workflow Server (Workflow Server is installed automatically during Workflow Designer installation)

Operating system compatibility

 Workflow Designer  Workflow Server  Process Manager  Workflow Solution
  • Windows XP SP3 32-bit
  • Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP232-bit
  • Windows Server R2 SP2 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 64-bit

Workflow Solution supports all operating systems supported by Symantec Management Console.

Install instructions

For step-by-step installation instructions, see the Workflow 7.0 Installation and Configuration guide.

WARNING:

You can disrupt currently-running Workflow 6.5 processes by installing Workflow 7.0. During installation, remember to use the same persistence settings (Exchange, SQL Server) that Workflow 6.5 is using in your environment.

Features in this Release

  • Component documentation numbers
  • Integration to Symantec Platform 7.0
  • New reporting interface in Process Manager to create and display reports
  • Configurable Process View page in Process Manager
  • Additional configuration options in Dialog Workflow component
  • Process Manager events powered by Workflow processes
  • Updated integration between Process Manager and Active Directory

Fixes in this release

  • "SessionID not found" returned during Process Manager log on.
  • A cloned Dialog component causes exception on task due to aggressive null checking on debugger.  Exception has been moved to log so debugging can continue.
  • Altiris Report Generator is not passing variables in WFS6.5 when report variable is in camel case lettering
  • Approval Workflow component displays blank page when anonymous is disabled
  • Cannot get definitions from table X. Error message: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: 'Guid' Key being added: 'Guid'. prevent PK/Identity hashtbls from double adding
  • Changing output paths from Required to Optional has inconsistent results
  • Could not connect to DS at <servername> when configuring DS Credentials Plug-in
  • CreateDSCredentials component does not support DS security
  • Designer error: System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid. When zooming on designer on Windows Vista
  • Exception caught with Monitor Project Data Formatter
  • Find Service Desk Contact component generates error if the contact name includes an apostrophe
  • License lookup uses proxy settings
  • Link Button Component does not show processing message
  • Object reference not set to an instance of an object - Performance Counters
  • ProcessManager menu function fails on remote browsers
  • ProcessManager password changes not working
  • SSL connection to Notification Server
  • Table Generator duplicates entries for views in the "Table or view" dropdown
  • WFS Advanced licensing detects old proxy server

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
Migrating NS 6.5 processes to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 does not bring them over in functional form. All processes will be broken until updated with 7.0 components and republished to the 7.0 platform server.
For more information on migration, see the Workflow 7.0 Installation and Configuration Guide.
 
If your AD user's can't login after doing a full sync, remote to the process manager server and manually invoke this in IIS: http://localhost/ProcessManager/Userman/Userman.asmx?op=ExecuteAddUserReferenceIDLookup  

Notification Server 7 can not drill into Workflow Server Workflow Report when NS 2 is installed.

 
Process Viewer Report does not display results unless you use process messages  
Account Change Password event not sending emails  
Web Control HTML Editor does not retain all carriage returns  

Word to PDF does not work in 64 bit environments due to third party library 

 

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