Symantec Installation Manager manages the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products. Symantec Installation Manager manages the entire installation process including licensing, data migration, and updates.
Except for offline installations, you install Symantec Installation Manager on the computer where you plan to install the Symantec Management Platform products. With an offline installation, you install Symantec Installation Manager on a computer that has an Internet connection. You then use Symantec Installation Manager to create an installation package that you run on the computer that does not have an Internet connection.
If you migrate from Symantec Management Platform 7.0, use the same installation path for Symantec Installation Manager that you used on the 7.0 computer. For example, if the installation path is C:\Program Files on the 7.0 computer, then use C:\Program Files on the 7.1 computer. If the installation path is D:\Program Files on the 7.0 computer, then use D:\Program Files on the 7.1 computer.
To install Symantec Installation Manager
If a Symantec Management Platform product has a Software Download page at Symantec.com, you download the Symantec Installation Manager EXE file from that page. You access a product's Software Download page by clicking the product's Trialware link. When you click the option to download the product on the Software Download page, the Symantec Installation Manager EXE file is downloaded. The name of the file is symantec_sim.exe.
After you click Yes, a Software Update Installation Wizard appears and walks you through the installation of Windows Installer 4.5. After you install Windows Installer, you may have to restart your computer.