Web-based Deployment of SAVCE 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gballard, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. gballard

    gballard Moderator

    I have been tasked with trying to get the web-based deployment of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition Version 8.1. We had this working at one time while running on 7.6 but apparently things changed from 7.6 to 8.1. I know one thing that did change was files.ini became files.txt. In my files.txt file I have the following:


    I used the example for files.txt found at

    I am using IIS to deploy the package so I went into Internet Services Manager and created a Virtual Directory called AVInstall and pointed it to c:\program files\SAV\clt-inst\webinst and assigned the rights suggested in the above article. I edited the files it said to edit and when I go to a workstation and start up my webbrowser and go to ┬╗issrv2/AVInstall which brings up the Symantec page to install the client. I press the button and it starts downloading the files.txt and then it downloads the setup.exe and then it spits an error saying "Error downloading ┬╗issrv2/AVInstall/webinst/grc.dat. Terminating file download process". I can go back to files.txt and change the FileCount to 1 and it downloads the setup.exe and starts the setup process without a problem. Of course...without it having the grc.dat file it makes it an unmanaged workstation and we don't want that. Anyone know how to get it to download the grc.dat correctly?
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    London, UK
    I cannot necessarily think why this might help from your description, but have you tried downloading the grc.dat file first and the setup second? Just something to try, maybe.