Symantec Endpoint Protect Post Install fails

Have a 64bit version of Symantec EP that will not complete/ fails as a post install task - works fine from the server. Has anyone had any luck with this? If there is a pending reboot that inhibits installation, is ther a method to have it run install after a reboot?

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Posted by: TJSmithCIQ 11 years ago
Orange Belt
Put in a postinstallation task, BAT script:
shutdown -r -t 0 -f -c "Rebooting Machine"
(or whichever switches you like).

We have up to 6 reboots in some of our builds. I think we also had a problem with things executing too quickly after the reboot, so after every reboot we have a 60 second pause using sleep.exe from the Server 2003 Resource Kit.

Edit - if I wasn't clear, just add the reboot task in your list, then the wait task, then whatever is after it will continue to execute in order.
Posted by: mlathrop 11 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
This is awesome, thank you. The reboot helps, however now there is a prompt to select the network, home or work, despite that my unattend.xml has the "Work" network configured, and worked prior to adding reboots
So I am not sure why this happened by just adding a reboot.
My postinstall tasks are this order;
MS Office
Visio Viewer
rename WS to "company-serialnum"
Set homepage reg file
Adobe Reader
Milestones Viewer
.NET 1.1 for KBOX client
KBOX Agent Client
Shutdown 1 30 sec delay
BGInfo (test install)
Shutdown 2 30 sec delay
Shutdown 3 30 sec delay
Posted by: j00fek 11 years ago
Yellow Belt
i have had to move sep to different parts of the post install task to get it to work right, try moving it and put a long reboot task i have 6 min for kbox deployment cleanup
Posted by: CordlezToaster 11 years ago
Purple Belt
Just curious TJSmithCIQ/mlathrop are you guys doing a scripted install of windows 7? or xp?
Or are these images you have uploaded?

EDIT**** i didnt think it was possible to chain reboots into the post install task process.
If its possible i would certainly love to know how.
Posted by: CordlezToaster 11 years ago
Purple Belt
Is it possible to reboot during post install tasks? and have post install tasks continue on?
Posted by: mlathrop 11 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
I haven't been able to successfully chain reboots into the postinstall process (scripted Win7) It causes weird anomalies - script fails to choose network, other post install tasks fail.
Posted by: CordlezToaster 11 years ago
Purple Belt
Thanks for the response mlathrop.
For a moment there i got excited and thought it were possible.
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