The Altiris Installation and Configuration Manager (AICM) is a program that is used to help in the installation of Altiris products and Notification Server. If you want to install an Altiris product and have not previously installed Notification Server, AICM will help you install both. If Notification Server is already installed, use the Altiris Solution Center to install new products.
New Features in this Release
The following products use AICM:
Altiris Manageability Toolkit for Intel vPro Technology
Altiris Management Suite for Dell Clients
Altiris Management Suite for Dell Servers
Altiris Monitor Solution for Microsoft SQL Server
Altiris Monitor Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server
Altiris Removable Storage Security Solution 6.0
Application Control Solution 6.0
Application Metering Solution
Barcode Solution 6.6
Carbon Copy Solution
Client Management Suite
Connetor Pack for HP OpenView
Connector for IBM Director
Connector Solution 6.1
Dell Client Manager Standard 2.0
Dell Client Manager Plus 2.0
Dell OpenManage Client Administrator
Dell Systems Manager 6 Preview
Deployment Solution for Clients 6.8
Deployment Solution for Servers 6.8
Endpoint Security Solution 6.0
Energy Saver Toolkit 6.0
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView for Handhelds 10.5
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView for Thin Clients 10.5
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView for PC and Mobiles 10.5
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView for PC and Mobiles with Out of Band Management 10.5
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView for Displays 10.5
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView for Server 10.5
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView Migrate
Fujitsu Siemens Computers DeskView Control
HP Client Manager
Inventory Solution for Clients 6.1
Inventory Solution for Network Devices 6.1
License Compliance Suite
Local Security Solution for Windows 6.1
Monitor Solution for Dell Servers
Monitor Solution for Servers
Out of Band Management Solution for Enterprise Configuration 6.0
Out of Band Management Solution 6.0
Patch Management Solution for Dell Servers
Patch Management Solution for Windows 6.2
Quarantine Solution 6.0
Real Time System Manager
Recovery Solution for Clients
Server Management Suite
Service and Asset Management Suite
Software Delivery Suite
Software Virtualization Solution
Wireless Security Solution
Fixes in this Release
The following issues were resolved in this release. For additional information regarding a fixed issue, click the Article ID link.
Problem: If you are installing Client Management Suite (CMS), the Deployment Solution section of the installation a dialog opens during the installation that lets you cancel the installation of Deployment Solution.
Fix: This dialog no longer appears.
Known Issues in this Release
The following are unresolved issues in this release. For additional information regarding a known issue, click the Article ID link.
You have the option of adding a shortcut to the computer desktop for launching AICM. This shortcut does not work if you copy the installation files to a different computer for installation.
AICM cannot apply .LIC licenses. These licenses must be applied using the Altiris Console or the associated product licensing utility after the installation.
You can only specify one set of credentials to be used for rolling out the Altiris Agent.
Notification Server cannot be installed on a computer with IIS installed and configured for only SSL.
If you are installing a suite that includes Altiris Task Server Management (example: Client Management Suite), text dialogs will open during the installation. These dialogs have no button for closing them, but they will automatically close after the installation is complete.
After the installation is complete, you might need to refresh the Altiris Console to load the content.
If you install MDAC through AICM and choose to let MDAC restart the computer automatically, you will need to manually restart AICM to continue with the installation.
AICM does not install Notification Server hot fixes as part of the Notification Server installation (but AICM does install rollups, which are groups of hot fixes). You must install hot fixes manually.
AICM does not support installation on computers running Intel® Itanium® processors.
The installation program cannot find ASP.NET, although ASP.NET is installed.
This happens because ASP.NET .DLLs are not registered with IIS. Register ASP.NET .DLLs with IIS by following these steps:
1. Select Start > Run, and then enter:
C:\<WINDOWS or WINNT>\Microsoft.NET\Framework\ <.NET version, probably v.1.1.4322>\aspnet_regiis.exe -i
2. After then command box closes, select Start > Run, and then enter
regsvr32 C:\<WINDOWS or WINNT>\Microsoft.NET\Framework\ <.NET version, probably v.1.1.4322>\aspnet_isapi.dll
3. Run the installation program.
The installation program will find ASP.NET when it searches for missing components, and the installation will complete.
After installing Notification Server, the Altiris Security Groups' SIDs occasionally do not match between Windows and the Notification Database, which results in an "Access Denied" message when you try to open the Altiris Console.
To resolve the issue, delete the Altiris Security Groups and run the NSSetup program (Http://localhost/Altiris/NS/Install/nssetup.aspx) again. This will recreate the Altiris Security Groups with SIDs that are correct and allow you to access the Altiris Console.
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