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Adding or importing predefined computers

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Deployment Solution lets you provision client computers even before they are added to the network as predefined computers. You add the predefined computer details or import them from a .txt file or a .csv file. Both addition and import of predefined computer details can be performed through the Symantec Management Platform (SMP) console.

See About predefined computers in Deployment Solution

To add a predefined computer

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Deployment > Predefined Computers.

  2. In the Predefined Computer dialog box, click Add.

  3. In the Add Predefined Computer Settings page, specify the values for the fields that are as follows:

    Name

    Lets you specify a name for the predefined computer.

    This field is mandatory.

    Serial Number

    Lets you specify the serial number of the computer.

    The value of this hardware identifier is used by Deployment Solution as a matching criteria to identify unknown client computers of a network as potential predefined computers.

    Asset Tag

    Lets you specify the asset tag of the computer.

    UUID

    Lets you specify the Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) of the computer.

    The value of this hardware identifier is used by Deployment Solution as a matching criteria to identify unknown client computers of a network as potential predefined computers.

    Host Name

    Lets you specify the host name of the computer.

    Domain/Workgroup

    Lets you specify the domain of the computer.

    Network Adapters

    Lets you select the type of network adapter that you want to add as predefined computer. Click Add if you want to add more than one adapters.

    The options to select from are as follows:

    • Use DHCP to obtain IP address

      By default, this option is selected.

      Select this option if you want to select the IPaddress of computers using DHCP. Specify the values for the required fields that appear after you select this option.

      The fields that you can specify are as follows:

      • MAC Address

        The value of this hardware identifier is used by Deployment Solution as a matching criteria to identify unknown client computers of a network as potential predefined computers.

      • DNS 1, DNS2, DNS3

      • Primary DNS Suffix

      • Primary WINS Server

      • Secondary WINS Server

    • Assign static IP address

      Select this option if you want to specify a static IP address of the computers. Specify the values for the required fields that appear after you select this option.

      The fields that you can specify are as follows:

      • MAC Address

        The value of this hardware identifier is used by Deployment Solution as a matching criteria to identify unknown client computers of a network as potential predefined computers.

      • IP Address

      • Default Gateway

      • Subnet Mask

      • DNS 1, DNS2, DNS3

      • Primary DNS Suffix

      • Primary WINS Server

      • Secondary WINS Server

    The MAC address is mandatory for the Mac client computers.

  4. Click OK.

To import predefined computer

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Deployment > Predefined Computers.

  2. In the Predefined Computer dialog box, click Import Computers.

  3. In the Open File dialog box, navigate to the.txt or the .csv file that contains the information about the computers to import.

    You can copy a sample Pre-DefinedComputers.csv file from the \Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\Sample\PreDefinedComputers folder.

    See Referencing a sample CSV file

  4. From the Manage menu, select Computers to view the details of imported predefined computers.

For more information see the following videos

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