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McAfee fails to install to a Secure NT box

(Last modified: 10Dec1998)

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The user is using the ZENworks NAL v2.5 product and Nalntsrv.exe that comes with NAL 2.5 to try and install and distribute the McAfee VirusProtect for NT v3.20 to a Secure Windows NT 4.0 workstation where users only have the power users rights (In which users have no local administrator rights to the box.]. The user has created an application object and is running and pointing to a path to run Setup.exe for McAfee. When NAL is launched from a login script, the McAfee application fails to install to a Secure Desktop.

If the users are members of the local administrators group, then the McAfee application will install sucessfully.


Implementation method


This method of implementation will not work because when you use a path to a executable within an application object as above rather than running Snapshot and creating a .AOT file, Nal v2.5 is not really pushing down the application and therefore Nalntsrv.exe will not grant the necessary rights to install the files to a Secure Desktop.

 For this to work, they need to:
1. Grant administrator rights to the local workstations or

2. Run snapshot and run setup for McAfee using a system account, logged in as administrator and then this will create a AOT file and .exe that will be ran from NAL and NALexpd and this will use Nalntsrv.exe and push the app down to a secure desktop.


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  • Document ID:
  • 2944413
  • Creation Date: 06Nov1998
  • Modified Date: 10Dec1998
  • Revision:
  • 3
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