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What next - Installing CMS

Created: 28 Mar 2011 | 3 comments

Ok, I installed SIM and ran it.  Chose a couple of additional packages to install.  It went through the whole download process, etc.  I then dit the Begin Build option.  It created the install package on the desktop.  Now what?  I double-clicked the install package and it unzipped a huge amount of .msi files.  Then it proceeded to run SIM again.  I feel like I'm caught in a loop!  I've read through the docs, and followed the steps, but I never get to a point of installing anything.

I'm running on Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2008 R2.  Help please!

BTW, this is just the Trialware versions of everything - don't know that it makes a difference though.

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fabio.sanches's picture

Hey David,

Are you using the SIM 7.1 version? The CMS 7.1 will only be installed on Windows 2008 R2 Server (x64).


mclemson's picture

SIM can be installed on Windows Server 2003 32-bit or Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit.  If you install on 2003 32-bit, you can set up SMP 7.0 SP5.  If you install on 2008 R2 64-bit, you can set up SMP 7.1.  I recommend setting up on 2008 R2 64-bit as this is the latest release.

This gives a rough overview of the process:

Sounds like you're creating an installation package, which is meant for offline installations.  Instead you should just click 'Add a new product' or similar button, then install the Symantec Management Platform, followed by the Suite (e.g. Client Management Suite) that you're interested in.

A readiness check will help you verify that your server is ready to handle the evaluation.

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

David Ekstrom's picture

Thanks guys.  The trialware is CMS 7.1 (duh!).  That's explains it all.