Customizing remote server installation settings

Article:HOWTO53029  |  Created: 2011-05-16  |  Updated: 2013-10-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO53029
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Customizing remote server installation settings

There may be cases in which you want to customize the installation of Mail Security on a remote Exchange server. For example, you might want to change the following settings:

  • Installation location

  • Default email address for notifications

  • Stop/start of IIS

Table: Remote customization options lists the remote customization options that you can modify.

Table: Remote customization options

Property

Description

Default value

Optional value

EMAIL ADDRESS=

Serves as the address of the domain administrator for the "Address of sender" and "Administrator and others to notify" Notification/Alert settings.

N/A

(Email address of domain administrator)

EXISTING SETTING GROUP=

Controls whether to retain a previous version's settings or apply the default settings of the new version.

Retain

Restore

IIS_RESET

Controls whether to stop and restart IIS.

Controls whether to stop and restart Microsoft Exchange Transport Service during installation. This setting is only available if the Exchange Transport Service is installed.

Yes

No

INSTALLDIR=

Serves as the default product installation directory.

\Program Files\Symantec\CMaF\2.1\

\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF\2.1\

(Any valid path)

PORTNUMBER=

Serves as the port that is used by the product for Web services.

8081

(Any valid port)

SMSMSE_SMTP_SERVER_HOST

Serves as the host through which notifications are sent using SMTP.

localhost

(Any valid host)

CONSOLE_ONLY

Specifies that installation should be for the console only.

0

Set to 1 to perform a console installation.

REMOTEINSTALL

Controls whether the console appears during installation.

0

Set to 1 to perform a silent installation.

REINSTALLMODE

Controls the mechanism for re-install.

N/A

Set to voums to perform a silent installation.

REINSTALL

Controls what features to install during re-install.

ALL

Set to 1 to perform a silent installation.

Warning:

The following entry should not be changed: {setup.exe /s /v" NOT_FROM_ARP=1 REMOTEINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=voums REINSTALL=ALL"}. You can append the entry. For example, setup.exe /s /v" NOT_FROM_ARP=1 REMOTEINSTALL=1 REINSTALLMODE=voums REINSTALL=ALL PORTNUMBER=1010"

To customize remote server installation settings

  1. Locate the folder that contains the Mail Security console files. The default location is as follows:

    \Program Files\Symantec\CMaF\2.1\bin\Products\SMSMSE\6.5\Remote Install Files\vpremote.dat

    \Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF\2.1\bin\Products\SMSMSE\6.5\Remote Install Files\vpremote.dat

  2. Using WordPad or a similar tool, open the following file:

    vpremote.dat

  3. Insert one or more properties by doing the following:

    • Type a space after the previous or existing entry inside the quotation marks.

    • Type the new property.

      The property portion of each entry is case sensitive.

    • Type the value immediately after the = sign with no space.

      The values are not case sensitive.

    For example, to specify a silent installation, the entry would appear as follows:

    {setup.exe /s /v" NOT_FROM_ARP=1 REMOTEINSTALL=1 REINSTALLMODE=voums REINSTALL=1"}


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