Making the Installation Package Available for Windows Client Computers

You can make the package available for Windows client computers by using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Copying the Installation Package to a DVD

Use this method if you want to include the installation package on a DVD.


Locate the package contents and perform one of the following steps:

  • Write the package contents directly to a DVD.

  • Create an ISO image file using third-party tools.

Method 2: Copying the Installation Package to a Network Share

Use this method if you want users to retrieve the installation package from a network share. You can also use this method to copy the installation package directly to a client computer.


  1. Copy and paste the installation package contents to a network share or to a specific Windows computer.

  2. After the package is transferred, ensure that the version file was copied to the network share.

Method 3: Copying the Installation Package to the CommServe Cache

Use this method if you want users to install or upgrade the software using the CommCell Console. Using this method, you copy the package to the CommServe cache. If the CommServe cache already contains the installation package, the copy operation will replace the old package with the new one.

Before the copy, review the following requirements:

  • The installation package must contain all of the Commvault software. The copy operation does not support installation packages that contain only specific selected software.

  • The CommServe cache directory only supports installation packages from the current Commvault version. If you have packages from older versions, do not copy them.


  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click Add/Remove Software > Copy Software.

  2. In the Copy Software Options dialog box, complete the following steps:

    1. In the Copy Software From Location box, specify the path to the directory where the package contents are located.


      If the package is in a network or NFS share, use the Impersonate User option to specify a user account with sufficient permissions to access the share.

    2. By default, the CommCell Console copies the package to the CommServe cache and synchronizes the remote cache directories with the CommServe cache.

      If you only want to copy the package and not synchronize the remote cache directories, click the Options tab, and then click Copy.

    3. Click OK.

You can track the copy operation from the Job Controller window.