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About Windows and Linux answer files

Deployment Solution

In Deployment Solution, a configuration file is also known as the answer file and stores parameters for operating system (OS) installation. You can customize a configuration file to perform an unattended OS installation.

The configuration files for Windows, and Linux operating system are in the following locations of the computer on which SMP is installed:

  • Linux

    <instaldir>\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\UNIX\Deployment\Linux\x86\SOI\AnswerFile.

  • Windows

    <instaldir>\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NScap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\SOI\AnswerFile\

Following are the parameters that you can customize in a Windows configuration file:

Table: Parameters for Windows configuration file

Parameter

Description

Password

You can specify the password that you want to specify for all the client computers.

License

You can specify the applicable license.

Display

You can specify the screen resolution.

Language

You can set the preferred language of operation.

ProcessArchitecture

You can set the architecture of the processor, x86, and x32.

DiskID

You can specify the disk ID for installation of operating system.

OSFlavorName

You can specify the disk ID for installation of operating system.

timezone

You can specify the timezone for the target client computers.

Following are the parameters that you can customize for a Linux configuration file:

Table: Parameters for Linux configuration file

Parameter

Description

Password

You can specify the password for the client computers

IPaddress

You can specify the IP address if you carry out installation of operating system for a single client computer. If you carry out mass operating system installation then do not specify the IP address.

Hostname

You can specify the host name if you carry out installation of operating system for a single client computer. If you carry out mass operating system installation then do not specify the hostname.

Static configuration

You can specify the static configuration if you carry out installation of operating system for a single client computer. If you carry out mass operating system installation then do not specify the static configuration.

See Installing a Windows OS using Deployment Solution

See Installing Linux/ESX OS using Deployment Solution

See Installing Mac OS using Deployment Solution

See About Mac configuration file