Distributing a computer's personality
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.
About capturing and distributing personalities
About deployment tasks and jobs
To restore user settings
In the Symantec Management Console, you can do either of the following:
Actions menu, select Deployment > Distribute Personality.
Manage menu, select Jobs and Tasks.
In the left pane, do either of the following:
Create New Task dialog box, select Deployment and Migration > Distribute Personality.
The fields and their descriptions are as follows:
Task name icon
Lets you specify the name of the distribute personality task that you create.
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.
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.
Schedule the task.
Scheduling a deployment job or task