How do I upgrade to Deployment Solution 6.9 SP5 MR2 from 6.8 SP1, SP2 or DS 6.9 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5?
Step 1: Backup and Collect Information
Before you being the upgrade process, check your AUP as explained in article HOWTO6402.
To back up your existing license files, make a copy of express.exe and rename it express.lic. By default, it is located at C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server. You can provide this file during the upgrade to restore your license files.
In case you need to revert at a later time, make a backup of your Deployment Database and Deployment Server before you begin.
Record the following:
Step 2: Upgrade Your Deployment Solution
Download Deployment solution from http://www.symantec.com/deployment-solution by clicking on the TrialWare link for Deployment Solution for Clients/Servers on the right-side. Log in and on the Software Download page download Deployment Solution for Clients 6.9 SP5 MR2. It's recommended to also download relevant WinPE, Linux and Free DOS Automation Environments.
Step 3: Install new Automation Operating Systems Versions
After installation of Deployment Server 6.9 SP5 MR2 is complete, open Boot Disc Creator and select Tools > Install Pre-boot Operating Systems to install the new automation operating systems.
For information on obtaining updated automation operating systems, see article HOWTO3520.
For a discussion of automation and installation instructions, see article HOWTO5017.
Step 4: Verify PXE Server Upgrades
Deployment Solution 6.8 introduced functionality to automatically upgrade your PXE servers. To check the status of these upgrades, see the new Status tab in the PXE Config Utility.
Step 5: Verify Agent Upgrades
After the upgrade completes, your Agents should begin updating automatically if you selected "Automatically Update clients". If the manual method was selected update the Agents as noted in step 1.