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McAfee and Altiris 7x

Created: 03 Jan 2011 | 1 comment

Hello all,

I'm new to Altiris 7 and wanted to see if anyone had experience deploying McAfee Enterprise DAT files?  Specifically how to perform this function using the /Silent line command or if you can recommend another way of doing it.


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mclemson's picture

If you use the SuperDAT .exe, then run the /prompt /silent commands to install the defs silently and prompt if a reboot is required.  Or use /reboot /silent if you wish to force a reboot.

e.g. SDAT1234.exe /prompt /silent

You should be able to do the same if you use XDAT and not SDAT.  XDAT is lighter than SDAT and includes only DAT files.

You probably want to use a simple Copy File command with a Run command associated with it, unless you are planning on doing compliance checks based on definition date -- in which case you should make each SDAT a software resource with a compliance rule associated.

Does this answer your question?

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner