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GPO  install all component on clients instead of the preselect

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I have an issue with the depolyment of SEP 11 clients in my organization.
I created an msi installation file that installs only specific componenents
The msi runs fine when installing manually, but when distributed through GPO it will install all components instead of specific one.
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Have you made a MST (Transform) for the MSI?  This will tell the MSI what to do during installs.
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by:cesarebalena
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No, I didn't. How can I achieve this? any step or tips?
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by:daveforster
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Well, you will need to get something that packages applications and creates Transforms.  I use Wise Packaging Studio, but it's not the easiest thing out there to use and it's quite expensive.  There's the InstallShield software that is along the same lines.

There is something out there called ORCA, but I've never used it, but it's free! :)

Cheers,

Dave
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by:Vadim Rapp
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please explain the following:

1. how you created the msi? what tool did you use?
2. how you created it so that it installs only certain components?
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by:cesarebalena
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please explain the following:

1. how you created the msi? what tool did you use?  I used SEPM 11.2000 symantec end point protection manager console
2. how you created it so that it installs only certain components? I created and installation package that include only few feature (AV + Antispyware) and not all package that include (av+antyspyware+firewall)
When ilaunch and ionstall locally is working fine and the cretaed package are install only with the previous feature. If a deploy trough GPO on windows server 2003 r2 all package is be install that contain all feature that i don' need it.
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by:Vadim Rapp
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according to this page

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2007082915561148?Open&seg=ent

you are supposed to distribute the client using its own means; read after "To deploy the client software with the Push Deployment Wizard"

The following is only my speculation, since I'm not familiar with this software. If it does not work, and you don't want to use the recommended method, you will see better help in a forum or EE area more related to Symantec software.

I think what this console does is it creates the transform, an .mst file. Then it pushes the installation along with the transform to the clients.

If so then you need to
1. find the transform - an .mst file created at the time when you save your configuration
2. put msi and mst on network share
3. in group policy, when you add the msi, select "advanced", then go to the tab "Modifications" and add the mst. This is only available when you are adding the package, you can't add transform to existing package.

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by:ThinkPaper
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vadimrapp is correct.

Why aren't you using the Symantec Mgmt to deploy the clients? You should be setting it up so that it is deployed via the server instead of GPO. Basically thru the wizard, you create an installation package of what you want deployed on the clients. YOu can set policies to push out what settings you wish all the clients to receive. This is a lot easier (and more flexible) than trying to incorporate it with GPO as you could enable to auto-deploy to any new clients found on the network.
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by:ThinkPaper
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>>1. find the transform - an .mst file created at the time when you save your configuration

I'm not 100% sure - but i not sure Symantec uses MSTs.. SEP mgr basically creates a new customized MSI which you then use to deploy.
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