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NetBackup Live Update and Windows 2008 UAC...

Created: 08 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
Fabrice P.'s picture


I have implemented liveupdate to manage installations of new clients versions for my serveurs (Windows 2003, 2008 and some Linux). We published the update on a IIS web server and everything seems to works very well with the exception of Windows 2008/R2 machines with UAC activated (on 95% of our Windows 2008/R2 machines...). We are publishing 7.5 / NBU clients.

On a typical Windows 2008 UAC enabled machine, with a NBU 7.1 clients here is what's happen when we invoke the liveupdate process.

- the machine successfully connect to the LU server and download the updates (7.5 +

- the machine install the 7.5 package

- the machine try to install the update but fail after 30mn (timeout) with error 77 because there is a prompt for UAC

(the log file in NetBackup directory show that "The update executed with a result code of 1801, => The user chose not to install this product.)

- and the worst : the machine stay in dirty condition ! 7.5 is installed but all NBU servcies are all stopped ! (great!).

Of course we are expecting a solution other than "desactivate UAC !"  :)

Anyone else have the same issue ?

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Fabrice P.'s picture

Of course there is this kb but solutions are not acceptable from a security point of view.

Authorised Symantec Customer ;)

Gautier Leblanc's picture

FYI : Support has delivered to Fabrice a new package without this issue.

Netbackup has not this problem (but few others for this moment).