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New version of SIM and MP1 update are out for CMS 7.1 SP2

Created: 05 Oct 2012 • Updated: 05 Oct 2012 | 9 comments

FYI, when SIM is upgrading, it downloaded the files and then hung on me.  I realized the next dialogue was hidden under my 2 open windows, so something to look out for, I'll attach a screenshot.

Trying to decide if I should install MP1 to address my possible issues.. afraid it may cause worse ones.

Release notes http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC6052

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Sally5432's picture

Upgrade best practices

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH197966

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Clint's picture

TECH197966 says to take note of Configuration Settings.  Has anyone actually found zapped config settings after the MP1 upgrade or does it behave like pre-SMP (i.e. Altiris 6) upgrades where it usually only disables agent install/upgrade policies, if any?

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I took the plunge and upgraded my server to ITMS 7.1 SP2 MP1.1 where, thus far, I did come across one setting that was changed.  Due to a known issue I've seen since Altiris 6, I had previously set the TimeValue SQL query parameter for my New Software Bulletins Available automation policy to 72 hours but found it back at its default 24-hour value after the MP1.1 upgrade.  The lack of a new patch e-mail for this month's Microsoft updates prompted me to find this post-MP1.1 issue.

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Additional pre-upgrade steps were added to TECH197966 since my previous post in this thread.  For the SQL-related ones in step 11, are there step-by-step instructions for the two options listed?  Sorry, SQL ain't my thing so need some guidance in this area.

Also, can anyone explain what prompted the addition of these additional pre-upgrade steps?  Does it make a difference if I'm using a Domain Admin account as logon credentials for the Altiris Service on my SMP server?

Clint

Sally5432's picture

If you use deployment with 32 bit WinPE, check this thread for how to make imaging work with SP1

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/mp1-broke-imaging-anyone-else

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I'm also seeing issues with my reboot to production and reboot to pxe tasks since upgrading to MP1. not sure if it's just me but wanted to make others aware before they upgrade

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/reb...

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FYI noticed in my SIM MP1.1 is out now - addresses this issue for MP1 users

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

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