Upgrade your Windows Client from B793 to B871

Document ID : KB000010525
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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This KD will guide you thru the upgrade from B793 to B871 and preserve your customization.
To check the level of your Windows Client, go to the Main Toolbar / Help / About.
The level will be listed like:  12.7.793.
Do not delete the current Windows Client prior to this install.
You install right on top of the old.


Instructions to install WC Build B871:
Download the Windows Client just like you would a PTF. 
1. Go to the Support Home page.
2. Click on Product Information.
3. In "Select a product", start typing "CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager"
4a. In the box, "Enter search terms", enter RO72100, then click the magnifying glass.
4b. Then click the link for: CA VANTAGE WINDOWS CLIENT R12.7 SP2 BUILD 871
4c. Click either: Add Solution to Cart or Download Solution [suggested].
5a. Go back one page to enter PTF RO96242, then click the magnifying glass.
5c. Click either: Add Solution to Cart or Download Solution [suggested].
6. Backup the folder:  BrightStor SRM Data
   This is for the rare event that there is a problem with the install.
   Copy it somewhere else on your computer as a backup. 
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7. Create an empty folder anywhere on your computer.    
8a. Unzip the B871 file.                                                       
8b. Extract all the folders and files to the empty folder you created.        
8c. Be sure that "All files..." and "Use folder names" are both checked.
    A "nest" of folders and files will be created.                            
9. In the "root" level folder, you will see SETUP.exe.  Double-click this to launch the install.
10. After the install completes, start the Windows Client and allow it do the updates.
    When they are done, shutdown the WC.
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Instructions to install B871 Patch 3:
11. The download of PTF RO96242 is an .exe file.
    When you double-click this, it will install over the current install.
When the Patch is installed, in the Help/About the release is shown as: 12.7.871.3

Additional Information:

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:                                                          
This patch includes a new build of the Host Configuration Client and update   
for the Scheduler Service. If you are running the SRM link Service (CA SRM    
and CA Vantage Link Service) or the CA scheduler service (CA SRM and          
CA Vantage Scheduler), please turn these services off before applying         
patch 12.7.871.3 on the Windows Client 12.7.871 or B871 with prior patches installed.
Additional Instructions:
After you confirm that the upgrades are good, you can delete the backups of the BrightStor SRM Data folder.
If you have any questions, please contact CA Technical Support.