How do I upgrade PC Transplant from an old version to a new one?

Article:HOWTO6680  |  Created: 2007-02-08  |  Updated: 2014-03-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO6680
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How do I upgrade PC Transplant Solution from an old version to a new one?

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There are a couple of ways to upgrade PC Transplant Pro from an old version to a new one.

PC Transplant Solution as installed as part of a Deployment Solution installation

  1. Download the latest version and build of  PC Transplant Solution from the following article: HOWTO50290
  2. If PC Transplant Solution was installed during the 6.9 Deployment Server installation process, the installation path will be C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\PCT unless you have Deployment Solution installed on a different drive.
  3. If PC Transplant Solution was install during the 7.1 Deployment Server installation process, the installation path will be C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Deployment\Task Hanlder/PCT unless you have Deployment Solution install on a different drive.
  4. If PC Tranplant Solution was install during the 7.5 Deployment Server installation the new path is C:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\PCT unless you have Deployment Solution install on a different drive.
  5. Create a backup of the existing PC Transplant Solution installation folder (in case you need to roll back to the previous version), by either copying the PCT folder to a different location or by renaming the existing PCT folder (for example, PCT_OLD).
  6. After you have the downloaded installation file, and copied or renamed the existing PC Transplant Solution folder, run the downloaded PC Transplant Solution install executable and install PC Tranplant on the same path where the previous PCT folder was located.
  7. Once PC Transplant Solution is installed, you need to run Deployment Server License Utility Key Program to license it.

PC Transplant Solution as a standalone installation

  1. Download the latest version and build of  PC Transplant Solution from the following article: HOWTO50290.
  2. Create a backup of the existing PC Transplant Solution installation folder on your local machine if PCT is installed locally or on your Deployment Server (in case you need to roll back to the previous version), by either copying the folder to a different location or by renaming the folder (e.g. to PCT_OLD).
  3. Before you try to install PCT on a Win Vista or newer versions of Windows make sure that UAC and Windows Defender are dissabled.
  4. PC Tranplant is installed on C:\Program Files\Altiris\PCT on the local computer.
  5. After you have the downloaded installation file, and copied or renamed the PC Transplant Solution installation folder, run the downloaded PC Transplant Solution install executable.
  6. At the beginning of the installation process, you will be asked to provide a license key (a file with the name format "xxxxxxxx.lic") to license the program.
  7. After PCT is install on the work station you can use it as stand alone or you can copy the PCT folder located on C:\Program Files\Altiris\PCT to the Deployment Server to upgrade the existing PCT build.
  8. For DS 6.9 you will find it at: C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\PCT. For DS 7.1 you will find it at: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Deployment\Task Hanlder/PCT. For DS 7.5 you will find it at: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\PCT.

 

PC Transplant Solution on DS 7.5

  1. PC Tranplant Solution is install on C:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\PCT unless you have Deployment Solution install on a different drive.
  2. The new installation of PCT on DS 7.5 have a different folder structure. On previous versions all the PCT files and folders were located under PCT folder. Now we have a new folder call "Client".
  3. To properly update the version of PCT on DS 7.5 after you have install PCT on a client machine and copied the new PCT folder from the client machine to DS 7.5 you need to create a new folder call "Client" inside of PCT folder, the fresh install of PCT stand alone doesn't create a folder call "Client"
  4. After you have created a "Client" folder inside of the PCT folder you need to copy the following folders and files from PCT folder to "Client" folder: CH, DE, EN, ES, FR, JP, AppAdmin.exe, Appdata.xml, InstPCT.bin, PBTTranslator.exe, PCTAppInstaller.exe, PCTInst.exe, PCTLang.ini, PCTWiz.exe, pkg, WinFwManipulator.exe.
  5. If you receive a message saying that the license has expired when you launch PCTWiz.exe copy PCTLIC.dat file from PCT folder to the "Client" folder.
  6. If you installed PCT on a WinXP machine the PCTLIC.dat will be located on C:\Program Files\Altiris\PCT. If you installed PCT on a Win 7 or newer versions it will be located on C:\Program Data\Altiris\PCT.

 

If you have problems trying to upgrade to a newer version, please contact support.



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