Error - Altiris agent must be installed for setup to continue

Article:TECH9974  |  Created: 2005-12-22  |  Updated: 2009-07-20  |  Article URL
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During Carbon Copy Agent installation, an error occurs stating "Altiris Agent must be installed for setup to continue", even though the Altiris Agent already exists on the target computer.


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The Carbon Copy Agent installer, CC-Solution-Agent.exe, runs a check for the existence of Altiris Agent, and that check is apparently a VB script which depends on Windows Script host to run.


First, try to re-register the scrrun.dll file in the system32 folder of the target computer.  To do this, open a Command Prompt and run the following commands:

cd %windir%\system32
regsvr32 scrrun.dll

Then retest the Carbon Copy Agent installation, CC-Solution-Agent.exe. 

If re-registering scrrun.dll does not resolve the issue, update the Windows Script on the target computer to the latest version.  You can download Windows Script from Microsoft.

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