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Distributing a computer's personality

Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution lets you restore or distribute computer personality to client computers. The Distribute Personality task distributes a personality through a self-extracting executable file that is called a Personality Package. Personality packages are stored in the <install_directory>\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\PCT folder.

See About capturing and distributing personalities

See About deployment tasks and jobs

To restore user settings

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, you can do either of the following:

    • From the Actions menu, select Deployment > Distribute Personality.

    • From the Manage menu, select Jobs and Tasks.

      In the left pane, do either of the following:

      • Right-click System Jobs and Tasks and select New > Task.

      • Expand the System Jobs and Tasks and right-click Deployment and Migration to select New > Task.

  2. In the Create New Task dialog box, select Deployment and Migration > Distribute Personality.

  3. The fields and their descriptions are as follows:

    Task name icon

    Lets you specify the name of the distribute personality task that you create.

    Personality name

    Lets you type the name of the personality or select the name of the personality from the drop-down list that you want to use.

    If you distribute multiple personalities, you can use the %COMPNAME% token as the personality name.

    This token creates a unique name for each personality. You can also browse to the personality file that you want to use.

    Description

    Lets you type a description for the personality that you want to use.

    Distribute options > Command-line options

    Type the command-line to distribute the personality to.

    Personality Credentials > Password

    Type the password if the personality is password protected.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Schedule the task.

    See Scheduling a deployment job or task