If you are a sysadmin and manage your client machines anti-virus centrally with Symantec Endpoint Protection(SEP), you might have come across a situation where the SEP client simply refuses to install. A dialog box keeps popping up asking you to reboot the machine since a previous didn’t complete. No matter how many times you reboot, this will continue.

Here is a workaround, and it is mainly for the single installer packages which are created.

1. Use an extractor utility like 7-zip to extract the files from the installer to a folder

2. Locate the file called LUpdate.exe and run it. The Live Update will run and will ask for a reboot. Go ahead and reboot the machine

3.  Now, hit the setup.exe file and the installation should go smoothly

This has worked for me every time. Not sure if Symantec has fixed their issue in their latest release. Hope this small tut helps.


My first post!

Posted: April 12, 2010 in General

Back to blogging again. Most of them might feel that the name for a blog is weird, but this what I finally settled for after lot of thinking. Why this name? Even I’m not exactly sure. Coming up with geeky names might sound good for a while, but I think will fizzle out because of the rapid pace of technology.

With mini meals, you get to fill your tummy for a low cost and that’s how I tend to have my blog. In a small virtual space, I’ll dish out lot of content 😀

I hope to continue blogging and try to be as active as possible. I take inspiration from other bloggers and hope to have a good blog roll too.

Thank you for reading and do check back 🙂