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Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10

By kevin203 ·

I am a network executive, i currently install SAC 10.0 to replace SAC 8.0 and need to deploy around 50 client with Win 98, win 2000 and win xp platform.

The installation for server is successful and started to deploy to my client. Here is the story, win 2000 and win xp client deploying is using the NT client install tool from the SAC system centre. Some of them need me to enter network administrator password. I try to enter a couple admin password but fail...

Secondly is after i install SAC 8.0 into win 98 client and i found out that the virus defination from the System centre fail to update into Win98 client since version 10.0 is not support Win98...

Any Idea or solution that let me complete my Antirus server???

Do i need to change back to SAC 8.0 instead of using the new one.


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SAVCE 10.0 system requirements

by NI70 In reply to Symantec Antivirus Corpor ...


Here's straight from the horses mouth:

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0
System Requirements


* Windows XP Professional; Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
* 64 MB RAM
* 111 MB available disk space
* 15 MB available disk space for AMS2 server files (If you choose to install AMS2 Server)
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or later


* Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Home/Professional; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
* 64 MB of disk space
* 55 MB of RAM
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or later
* Intel Pentium processor at 150 MHz (Pentium II or higher recommended)


* Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003 Web/ Standard/Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
* Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
* Microsoft Management Console 1.2 (If MMC is not already installed, you will need 3 MB of available disk space - 10 MB during installation)
* 36 MB of disk space
* 32 MB RAM
* Intel Pentium processor at 150 MHz (Pentium II or higher recommended)

I would say for your Win98 clients there are a few options. 1)Don't install SAV10, configure SAV8 to check for updates periodically. 2)Install SAV8 System Center on a separate server specifically for your Win98 clients and install SAV10 System Center on a server specifically for your SAV10 clients. 3)Upgrade your Win98 systems, hardware & software (probably not economically feasible, as well as legacy apps?).

DISCLAIMER: I haven't tested having two server versions right along side each other, may want to test before rolling out.

Good luck!

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Will test

by kevin203 In reply to SAVCE 10.0 system require ...

Brillion idea... I will test it in another server to update those win98 client. Its that mean i create a secondary AV server with different version? How about the license, do i mantain the original certificate with version 8.0 and 10.0 (Upgrade).

I will let you know what is the result on running 2 different version of AV in a single network environment.


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Symantec ver 9 updating

by mazorodze2000 In reply to Will test

Am experiencing this problem: Symantec corporate Edition 9 on win98 is failing to update from the version 10 server on win xp sp2. Does it work or the versions dont work in that manner? Any help!!!!

Do i need anything / any tool to run?

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Something to ponder...

by dennis_london In reply to Symantec Antivirus Corpor ...

If you're set on running Norton for AV, might I suggest using McAfee for management of your environment and installing McAfee on your servers. McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator will manage and report on the Norton AV products as well as manage all the McAfee products. I would leave the Win98 machines covered with SAC8 since there aren't many vendors who still support the platform.

Now I'm sure you're asking yourself "why is this guy suggesting I switch my server protection to McAfee". The answer is that McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i is the only AV solution to have integrated AV, Host Intrusion Prevention, and Desktop Firewall technologies. VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i saved the day a few weeks back when all the worms and the IRC bot were running around. McAfee provides proactive protection which is referred to as Zero Day. It means you are protected without having to run an update or apply a patch.

I would also recommend migrating those machines from Win98 to NT, 2000, or XP and seeing if you can at least get current with a supported OS with stronger security features.

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Step through these

by amen In reply to Symantec Antivirus Corpor ...

Hi Kelvin203,
I don't know how u going about your roll out but these thinsg are for sure.

1. Password issue: If you initially installed the
SAV 8.0 you need to supply the password with
which you installed the server, if this didn't
work use the default password "symantec"

2.I wonder how you feel seeing WIN 98 boxes on
your network. PLEASE UPGRADE them!!. WIN2k is a
wise choice, if you don't want to spend money
on hardware.

3. Uninstall all SAV 8.0 clients giving you
trouble and install SAV 10 afresh.

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Fatal Error during Installation

by kevin203 In reply to Symantec Antivirus Corpor ...

Some of my client are using SAC 7.6 and 8.0. During uninstallation, an error appear "fatal error during installation".

When i click ok then it will cancel the uninstall process. From that on it stoping me from install or uninstall SAC from that win XP machine.


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WinXP issue

by rkah In reply to Fatal Error during Instal ...

Have you turned off the System Restore, BEFORE you try to uninstall, and turn it back on afterwards. I have had issues in the past (read: Adobe, MacroMedia) where software didnt uninstall or Install for that matter until I turned off system restore. Quite odd, but after reading from several boards you need to turn off System Restore when repairing viruses, I applied it to this and it worked for me. HTH

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Virus Infection

by kevin203 In reply to WinXP issue

Dear rkah,

You mean that the pc is infected with virus and there is no way that i can scan because the pc's Antivirus is corrupted and i cant install or uninstall a new one in it.

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SAV Corp Edition 10

by rex.dino In reply to Symantec Antivirus Corpor ...

Same issue here, but when i uninstall the Live update, i can uninstall the SAV ...

you can try that, maybe that's the solution.

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