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Upgrading to Altiris 8.1 do I need to disable Software Update Policies

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  • 1.  Upgrading to Altiris 8.1 do I need to disable Software Update Policies

    Posted 07-26-2017 01:58 PM

    We are planning on upgrading to Altiris 8.1 from 7.6. We have tons of Software Update policies, do we need to disable each policies before upgrading?

     

    thanks in advance



  • 2.  RE: Upgrading to Altiris 8.1 do I need to disable Software Update Policies
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    Posted 07-27-2017 05:19 AM

    Hi Jean,

    There isn't a requirement within the upgrade document for this, the section to check is the Upgrade Checklist (Pages 89-94) in the below document:

    https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC9500.html

    Thinking about the question, you could see interruption on your clients if you're applying software updates at the time of when you're upgrading the SMA. The SMA often closes during the upgrade process, which would interfere with your software update and possibly cause it to fail. As long as this is fine, I don't see a reason to disable them. From experience, I have performed many upgrades for customers without this ever being an issue.

    Thanks



  • 3.  RE: Upgrading to Altiris 8.1 do I need to disable Software Update Policies

    Posted 08-11-2017 03:59 PM

    Thanks Sam