How do I upgrade from Deployment Solution 6.8 SP2 to 6.9?
Before you being the upgrade process, check your AUP as explained in article 3187.
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:
Note: Altiris recommends that you do not select to update automation operating systems (Install Pre-boot Operating Systems) during installation if the configurations will be distributed via PXE. When PXE configurations are distributed to PXE servers, they are throttled at 1000 KB per second. This throttling reduces the strain on your network but causes the Deployment Solution installation to take much longer.
After installation is complete, open Boot Disc Creator and select Tools > Install Pre-boot Operating Systems to update the automation operating systems.
For information on obtaining updated automation operating systems, see article 22577.
For a discussion of automation and installation instructions, see article 27292.
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.
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.