KNOWN ISSUE: Upgrade: off-box upgrade scenario does not work as SMP 7.1.SP2 MP1.1 Rollup v9 agent cannot be re-targeted to an 7.5 NS
Last Updated July 28, 2014
Offbox upgrade scenario from SMP 7.1.SP2 to SMP 7.5:
1. Install ITMS 7.1.SP2 MP 1.1 and latest roll-up (v9 in my case). 2. Rollout SMA and ITMS plugins to all clients 3. Install ITMS 7.5 to different server 4. On 7.1.SP2 NS open NS Console -> All Settings -> Agent plugins -> SMA -> Targeted Settings. Switch to "Advanced" tab of SMA settings and specify 7.5 NS Name and Web. 5. Go to client and update configuration.
Expected: client switch to the 7.5 NS and works with it. Actual: client will not switch to the new NS. In SMA log error "Invalid response from server" will occur.
Known issue. Changes made in “Altiris.web.NS dll”. Version of NS Server is added to error response of GetClientPolicies.aspx.
This issue has been addressed in the ITMS 7.5 SP1 release.
A pointfix is available for customers that have not upgraded to ITMS 7.5 SP1 (for those that are still in ITMS 7.5 HF6). See attached "Pointfix_eTrack3495896_7.5_HF6.zip"
Extract files from the archive to the NS hard drive. Make sure Point Fix is not extracted to Altiris install directory (or any subfolder to it).
Execute PFInstaller.exe with administrative privileges (right-click > Run as administrator). Select "Install Files".
Accept UAC (User Account Control) if prompted, select Install Files. Old binaries will be automatically backuped to the Backup folder at the same location where PFinstaller is and replaced with the new ones. Log-file Log.txt will be created at the same location where PFinstaller is.
Close PFInstaller window.
HOW TO UNINSTALL THIS POINTFIX:
Make sure that Backup subfolder is located in PFinstaller directory
Execute PFInstaller.exe with administrative privileges (right-click > Run as administrator). Old binaries will be repaired from Backup folder located at the same location where PFinstaller is. NS services should be started automatically.