Instructions for upgrading/reinstalling an Symantec Endpoint Encryption - Full Disk (SEE-FD) and / or Removable Storage (SEE-RS) client using a command line
Last Updated February 07, 2013
You wish to upgrade or reinstall the SEE client using a command line.
Existing deployments of the SEE client can be upgraded using client installer packages created with a more recent version of the SEE Manager. To avoid installation errors during the upgrade, make sure that when you create the client installer packages that you save them to a local hard disk or other volume which has Full Control permissions set. The client installer packages can then be copied to removable media, a network volume accessible to the client, or the local hard disk of the client computer you are upgrading. For large scale deployments, you can use the command-line method as a basis for scripted upgrades. Place the upgraded MSI files in the same folder with the original MSI files before running the following commands. The following instructions for running the MSIEXEC from a command line can also be done from within a batch file.
Upgrade the components in the following order:
SEE Full Disk (if using)
SEE Removable Storage (if using)
NOTE: If using a command line results in any error in reading the MSI package run the same command from a batch file.
Invoke the Windows Installer with the following command line parameters: MSIEXEC /i "[path]\SEE Framework Client.msi" REINSTALL="ALL" REINSTALLMODE="vomus" where [path] is the actual path on the client computer where the package was copied to.
When the Windows Installer finishes executing, the upgrade for the Framework client will be installed. The next step will be to install the upgrade for the Full Disk client (if using).
Invoke the Windows Installer with the following command line parameters MSIEXEC /i "[path]\SEE-FDClient.msi" REINSTALL="ALL" REINSTALLMODE="vomus"
When the Windows Installer finishes executing, a dialog prompting you to restart the computer will display. Click Yes.
After a reboot, the upgrade for the Full Disk client will be installed. The next step will be to install the upgrade for the Removable Storage client (if using). Invoke the Windows Installer with the following command line parameters MSIEXEC /i "[path]\SEE-RSClient.msi" REINSTALL="ALL" REINSTALLMODE="vomus"
When the Windows Installer finishes executing, and depending on which module you are installing, a dialog may display prompting you to restart the computer. For example, installing the Framework module does not require a restart, while installing the Full Disk module does require a restart. It is however highly advisable to restart after the installation of each component.
Imported Document ID: TECH104199
Subscribing will provide email updates when this Article is updated. Login is required to Subscribe