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Creating and modifying NetInstall images

Client Management Suite for Mac

A NetInstall image along with the Mac configuration file is used to install Mac OS on a client computer. The Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility and the Apple's System Image Utility lets you create and modify NetInstall image. You must modify a NetInstall image to make it compatible with Deployment Solution. If, you modify an existing NetInstall image, ensure that it is created using the latest version of Deployment Solution. After modifying the NetInstall image, you must upload the image to the Notification Server computer. From the Notification Server computer the image is then distributed to all the Network Boot Servers (NBS) present in the network.

If you check any any errors, you can check the following logs:

  • System.log file

    To view Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility logs, view the log in the System.log file.

  • Console.app

    To access the console application's logs, go to Finder > Utilities and open Console.app.

  • Show log

    To view the Apple's system Image Utility logs, go to Menu > View > Show Log of the utility.

To create and modify NetInstall image

  1. Launch the Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility.

  2. In the Mac pre-OS Creation Utility, select NetInstall from Create and Update Image.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the page that is displayed, click Launch System Image Utility. Save the NetInstall image on your computer.

    Ensure that the Enable Automated Installation is included after the Define Image Source in the workflow while creating a NetInstall image using the Apple's System Image Utility.

  5. In the Apple's System Image Utility, enter the Type, Installed Volume, Save To, Image name, and Description. The Network disk and the Image Index must be left as default.

  6. In the Mac pre-OS Creation Utility, click Choose... from Select image to update. Browse and select the NetInstall.dmg image.

  7. Click Update Image.

To modify NetInstall image

  1. Launch the Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility application.

  2. In the Mac pre-OS Creation Utility, select NetInstall from Create and Update Image.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the page that is displayed, click Choose... from Select image to update. Browse and select the NetInstall.dmg image.

  5. Click Update Image.

For more information see the following video:

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