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Deployment Server 6.9 AClient Hotfix 6.9.176 Installer

Created: 03 Jun 2008 • Updated: 07 Jul 2009 | 3 comments
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A Hotfix to AClient on Deployment Server 6.9 is available. However, there is no installer, only instructions to manually apply the Hotfix. While the manual instructions are straight-forward, it can be time-consuming if you have multiple Deployment Servers to apply it to.

I have written an NSIS Install Script that will allow you to silently install the Hotfix to all of your Deployment Servers. To learn more about how to install and use NSIS, read my article Using NSIS to Build Application Installers.

To create the AClient Hotfix Installer, do the following:

  1. Download
  2. Create a new folder named DS_Hotfix.
  3. In the DS_Hotfix folder, create the following subfolders: “Deployment Server\Agents\AClient”
  4. Extract altiris-aclient-6.9.176.X86.exe into the folder “DS_Hotfix\Deployment Server\Agents\AClient”
  5. Download the zip file
  6. Extract DS_AClient_Hotfix_6_9_176.nsi into the folder “DS_Hotfix”
  7. Use NSIS to compile DS_AClient_Hotfix_6_9_176.nsi.
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Guido Langendorff's picture

May I make a suggestion?
I hardly ever install Altiris in %Programfiles.
Could you not read-out the HKLM\..\Altiris Express\ServiceInstallPath and use that? It would help me!
Im am not (yet) into nsis so I could not change the nsiss-script myself. For now, I will follow/automate the manual using plain old batch/cmd for now
I do like the effort and look forward for an update

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CondorMan's picture

The installer uses the registry key "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Axengine.exe" to find the install directory, so as long as that registry value points to the right directory, you should be fine.

By the way, I have compiled the install script into a "ready to run" executable for you. you can find it at

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Alaa Yehia's picture

I have altiris deployment solution 6.8 and i want to upgrade to 6.9 can i do that?

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