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Changing system configuration of computers in Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution lets you apply and change the system configuration of computers. For example, if you want to change the domain settings of computers after an image is deployed. You can create and schedule an Apply System Configuration task and change the domain settings for the computers on which you have deployed an image.

In Deployment Solution you can create system configuration by accessing the following:

  • Settings > Deployment > System Configurations

    You create system configurations and apply these system configurations by creating and scheduling an Apply System Configuration task.

  • Manage > Jobs and Tasks > Deployment and Migration

    On the Deployment and Migration folder, right-click and select new > Task.

    In the Create New Task page, in the Deployment and Migration folder, select the Apply System Configuration task. You can run and schedule the task individually or in a job with other tasks.

For computer names and host name you can also use tokens. For example, %CustomerToken%, %SERIALNUMBER%.

To create an Apply System Configuration task

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, from the Manage menu select Jobs and tasks.

  2. 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.

  3. In the Create new task dialog box, select Deployment and Migration > Apply System Configuration option.

  4. Select one of the following options:

    Task name icon

    Displays the default task name as Apply System Configuration. You can edit the default task name to specify a relevant task name. For example, System Config_restorefrominventory.

    Use a predefined system configuration

    Select the relevant system configuration settings that you have created from the drop-down list.

    You can also click New to create a new configuration.

    See Creating system configuration settings

    You can also edit the existing system configuration by clickingEdit. The system configuration details are displayed in the Computer name tab and the Network adapters tab.

    Restore system configuration using inventory data

    Select this option if you want to restore the system configuration settings for a client computer using the inventory data. For example, if you have specified an IP address for the system configuration setting and later decide to update it. In this case, you can use this option to restore the setting for the client computer provided the specific criteria are met.

    You can restore the system configuration settings if the following criteria are met:

    • The time interval set for the inventory data update to the SMP agent does not lapse.

    • You do not log in to the client computer after the computer boots.

    If you select this option you have to provide the following credentials if the client computer is a member of a domain:

    • Domain Name

    • User name

    • Password

      The credentials are either of a local administrator account or of a domain account if you join the computer to a domain.

    • Confirm Password

  5. Click OK.

  6. Schedule the task.

    See Scheduling a deployment job or task

    If you execute this task on a Linux or Mac client computer, ensure that you run the send basic inventory command on the client computer. This command updates the inventory details on the Symantec Management Platform.