Vector Asset Management Upgrade Guide

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Upgrading to Vector Asset Management
Version 5.0
This document describes how to upgrade to Vector
Asset Management 5.0 from previous versions.
We recommend you evaluate the new software
using a test Site before updating your installation
using this procedure.
Upgrading from PC-Duo
Enterprise 4.x
This section describes how to upgrade to Vector
Asset Management 5.0 from a PC-Duo Enterprise
4 installation.
1 Install the new Console
To upgrade to the new Console, insert the Vector
Asset Management CD and follow the instructions
for installing the Console. During installation of the
Console, you can accept the default Evaluation
Key, or enter your new key. (You can change the
License Key at any time by clicking Rekey in the
Vector Asset Management programs folder.)
Note that the Remote Control, and HelpDesk
modules require separate keys.
2 Upgrade your Sites
Vector AM 5.0 databases include several new
tables to support Devices and the Group View
Wizard. The Console itself contains several new
reports that enable users to work with device information. In addition, discontinuation of support for
online Clients means that some operations have
been changed or removed. This section describes
how to update your existing Vector AM databases
to take advantage of these new features.
To update a Site database:
1 When you first open a Site after you have
installed the new version of the Console, Vector
AM asks if you want to update the Site. Click
the Yes button to continue.
Upgraded Sites cannot be used with previous
versions of the Vector AM Console.
2 In the Vector AM Database Upgrade dialog,
choose the features you want to update. Select:
Operations To update the operations to the
Vector AM 5.0 standard.
Groups To update the dynamic groups used to
select and identify Clients for operations.
Distribution Package Definitions To add new
software package definitions for use in software
distributions.
Software Inventory Rules To add new application identification rules for use with software
inventory operations. You are prompted each
time Vector AM finds a modified rule so you can
choose whether you want to update your definitions. We recommend you accept the updates
unless you have customized the rules for use
within your organization.
3 Click the Upgrade button to apply the new
features to the Site database.
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Upgrading to Vector Asset Management Version 5.0
The system updates the database to the Vector
AM 5.0 standard.
You can run the Database Upgrade at any time by
clicking the Upgrade Database Settings operation
in the Site Management folder.
4 Upgrade installed Clients
The Vector Asset Management 5.0 Client contains
new features. To take advantage of these improvements, we recommend you upgrade the Client
software on all Client PCs.
When the upgrade is complete, run hardware and
software inventories for all Clients in the database
to update the database tables.
This section describes the various methods you
can use to upgrade your Clients from the Vector
Asset Management Console. If you want to
upgrade your Clients using Active Directory, please
refer to the Console Help or the User Manual.
3 Upgrade the Client Kit
To update Clients using Interactive Client
Deployment:
When you create an Offline Area, Vector AM adds
two Client kits: a standard installed Client kit and a
One-shot kit that are pre-configured to create
Clients that save their data to that Offline Area. If
you intend to use this kit to update your installed
Clients, or create new Clients for your Site, you
must update the kit on your existing Offline Areas
before starting any deployments.
1 In the Client Deployment & Maintenance folder,
click Deploy Clients Interactively.
2 In the Interactive Client Deployment window,
select the Domain or Organizational Unit that
contains the Clients you want to work with.
3 In the Node list, select the computers you want
to upgrade, right-click and choose Deploy,
Enterprise Client #1.
To copy the new Client kit to an Offline Area:
1 Right-click the Offline Areas folder in the
Console tree and choose Modify Offline Area
from the shortcut menu.
If no profiles are listed, choose Add new
deployment profile. For information on creating
profiles, please refer to the Console Help or the
User Manual.
2 In the Offline Paths dialog, select the Offline
Area in which you want to place the new kit,
and click the Edit button.
4 In the Confirm Deployment dialog, click the
Deploy button.
3 In the Offline Path, Share and Client Kit dialog,
select the Copy Client Kit check box and Copy
One-shot Kit check box, then click the OK
button.
4 Click the OK button to close the Site Offline
Areas dialog.
To update Clients using Automatic Client
Deployment:
1 In the Client Deployment & Maintenance folder,
click Configure Automatic Client Deployment.
The Automatic Client Deployment dialog is
displayed. Select the Enable Automatic
Deployment check box.
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2 Click the upper Add button to select a
deployment profile. The Deployment Profiles
dialog is displayed.
6 In the Settings dialog, enter the location of the
Client Kit and edit any settings you want to
change. Click the Next button.
3 Select the Vector AM Client #1 profile and click
the Close button.
7 In the Settings dialog, enter a Job name and
enter the details of any files you want to use to
log the deployment. Click the Finish button.
If no profiles are listed in the Deployment Profiles
list, click the Add Standard Profiles button to create
default profiles for your Site. For more information,
please refer to the Console Help or the User
Manual.
4 In the warning message, click the OK button.
The Inclusion Filter dialog is displayed.
5 Enter the identification criteria for the nodes you
want to deploy the new Client to and click the
OK button.
Click the lower Add button if you want to assign
multiple filters to the selected profile.
6 When you have finished selecting profiles for
the deployment, click the Close button.
Vector AM will start to deploy the new Client
when the Scheduler next runs.
To update Windows 95, 98 and Me Clients:
1 In the Software Distributions folder, click
Distribute Software.
2 In the Select Clients dialog, select the Clients
you want to update and click the OK button.
3 In the Select Package dialog, select PC-Duo
Enterprise MSI Client 5.00 and click the Next
button.
4 In the Select Install Type dialog, select Typical
and click the Next button.
5 In the Client Filter dialog, click the Next button.
For more information, please refer to the Console
Help or the User Manual.