Installing Symantec Installation Manager

Article:HOWTO54448  |  Created: 2011-06-09  |  Updated: 2011-06-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO54448
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Installing Symantec Installation Manager

Symantec Installation Manager manages the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products. Symantec Installation Manager manages the entire installation process including licensing, data migration, and updates.

Except for offline installations, you install Symantec Installation Manager on the computer where you plan to install the Symantec Management Platform products. With an offline installation, you install Symantec Installation Manager on a computer that has an Internet connection. You then use Symantec Installation Manager to create an installation package that you run on the computer that does not have an Internet connection.

If you migrate from Symantec Management Platform 7.0, use the same installation path for Symantec Installation Manager that you used on the 7.0 computer. For example, if the installation path is C:\Program Files on the 7.0 computer, then use C:\Program Files on the 7.1 computer. If the installation path is D:\Program Files on the 7.0 computer, then use D:\Program Files on the 7.1 computer.

Warning:

If you change the installation path for Symantec Installation Manager from 7.0 to 7.1, you cannot upgrade the Symantec Management Agent and the agent plug-ins.

To install Symantec Installation Manager

  1. Run the Symantec Installation Manager EXE file.

    If a Symantec Management Platform product has a Software Download page at Symantec.com, you download the Symantec Installation Manager EXE file from that page. You access a product's Software Download page by clicking the product's Trialware link. When you click the option to download the product on the Software Download page, the Symantec Installation Manager EXE file is downloaded. The name of the file is symantec_sim.exe.

    If a Symantec Management Platform product is distributed on a CD, the EXE file runs from the CD.

  2. If Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 is not installed, click Yes in the dialog box that asks you to install it.

    After you click Yes, a Software Update Installation Wizard appears and walks you through the installation of Windows Installer 4.5. After you install Windows Installer, you may have to restart your computer.

    Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 is a prerequisite for the installation of Symantec Installation Manager.

  3. If Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is not installed, click Yes in the dialog box that asks you to install it.

    After you click Yes, a Welcome to Setup dialog box appears where you initiate the installation of .NET Framework. After you install .NET Framework, you may have to restart your computer.

    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is a prerequisite for the installation of Symantec Installation Manager.

  4. If Microsoft SQL Server is not installed on the computer, in the dialog box that appears, click one of the following options:

    Yes

    Opens Web Platform Installer that installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express. Before SQL Server Express is installed, a dialog box appears where you must select the authentication mode. Microsoft recommends the use of Windows Integrated Authentication mode. Symantec recommends that you always use a strong password with the authentication mode that you select.

    No

    Proceeds with the installation of Symantec Installation Manager without installing Microsoft SQL Server. Use this option when Microsoft SQL Server is installed off-box.

    Cancel

    Cancels the installation of Symantec Installation Manager. Use this option when you want to install Microsoft SQL Server Standard or Enterprise before installing Symantec Installation Manager.

  5. In the Welcome dialog box, click Next.

  6. In the License Agreement dialog box, check I accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.

  7. In the Destination Folder dialog box, click Begin install to install the files in the default location.

    To install the files in a different location, click Browse, and specify a different location.

  8. In the final dialog box, click Finish.

    By default, the Automatically launch Symantec Installation Manager option is selected on this page. This option opens Symantec Installation Manager to the Install New Products page.


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