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Tim Raymond <[log in to unmask]>
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Technology Discussion at UVM <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 15:25:54 -0500
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Is SAV for XP only?  I've tried it on one XP machine and it was fine
and two Win2K/SP4 machines and neither could install it.  I'm using the
unmanaged version.

When it opens the cmd window a Windows Installer window opens saying:
	Invalid command line argument.  Consult the Windows
	Installer SDK for detailed command line help
Click on Ok.
Then in the cmd window it says:
	Patching SAV 10.0.2 to
and another Windows Installer window pops up saying:
	The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows
	Installer service because the program to be upgraded
	may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a
	different version of the program.  Verify that the program
	to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you
	have the correct upgrade patch.

Click OK and the install process exits.

I tried using NoNav.exe first but had the same problem.
I am running SAV (sav90-mp2-offcampus.exe), maybe I need to upgrade
it to an intermediate version?


On 1/12/2006 4:52 PM J. Greg Mackinnon wrote the following:
> You should not need to uninstall SAV 9.  I believe it was Stef who
> suggested that uninstalling SAV 9 first was the "safe" approach.  I
> think she is right, in that you are less likely to have problems if you
> manually uninstall SAV 9.  That being said, this is exactly what the SAV
> 10 installer tries to do: uninstalls v9, then install v10.
> Often, the system on which SAV 9 has been installed become damaged in
> some subtle way, then SAV 9 refuses to uninstall during the SAV 10
> upgrade process.  This also is not necessarily a bug in the SAV 10
> installer, but more likely caused by damage to the existing SAV 9
> install.  Fortunately, there is help available!  When you run into
> problems with a SAV installation, you can try "NoNAV" (for botched SAV 9
> installations) or "SCSCleanWipe" (for botched SAV 9 and 10
> installations).  Once you have blasted v9, you can then take a stab at v10.
> You can get these tools locally in the following locations:
> NoNav is very reliable for SAV 9 installs.  It WILL NOT work on SAV 10. 
> I believe it was developed by a rival AV software company to help
> clients "get out of the Symantec trap".
> SCSCleanWipe is an official Symantec tool.  I find it to be very
> effective, but have had it behave strangely on one or two occasions. .
> -Greg
> Alison Pechenick wrote:
>> Thanks for this, Greg.
>> Could you please clarify whether or not we should be uninstalling Sav
>> 9 first?  I saw the "delete, then install" at the top of an earlier
>> e-mail; someone else I spoke to mentioned that there's a "no need to
>> uninstall" written somewhere in the install notes (I didn't check for
>> myself, sorry).
>> Regards,
>> Alison
>> J. Greg Mackinnon wrote:
>>> Larry et-al:
>>> As Stef posted earlier today, the SAV servers are pushing a policy
>>> set other than the one we initially intended.  As a result, the
>>> installation script that I wrote is unable to shutdown the running
>>> SAV 10 instance long enough to patch to version 
>>> Annoying, but not exactly a true bug in the install script...

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