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Preparing site servers for Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution comprises of the site server components that when installed on the site servers facilitate execution of deployment tasks on the client computers. The components are, Deployment Task Server Component and Deployment Package Server Component.

When you set up the site servers as Package Server and Task Server in the network, Notification Server is notified and the details of the Package Server and the Task Server are updated in the inventory. The updated inventory then updates the results for the predefined filters of the Deployment Task Server Component and the Deployment Package Server Component. These predefined filters define the target site server computers on which the Deployment Task Server Component and Deployment Package Server Component can be installed. By default, the policy to install the component is enabled. You can install the components on the site servers only when the policies are enabled.

To check if the Deployment Solution site server components are successfully installed, navigate to the following path and verify if the PSComponent folder or the TSComponet folder are created at the following path

<Install dir>/Program Files/Altiris/Altiris Agent/Agents/Deployment/

The Deployment Solution site server component installation policies and the menus to access them from console are as follows:

Table:

Component name

Path to access from Console

Deployment Task Server Components (x64)-Install or Deployment Task Server Components (x86)-Install

You can access the Task Server Component in one of the following ways:

  • Settings > All Settings > Agents/Plug-ins

    In the left pane, expand the Settings > Agents/Plug-ins > Deployment and Migration folder. From the Deployment and Migration folder, select the Windows(x64) or Windows(x86) folder.

  • Settings > Agents/Plug-ins > All Agents and Plug-ins

    In the left pane, expand the Agents/Plug-ins folder >Deployment and Migration folder. From the Deployment and Migration folder, select the Windows(x64) or Windows(x86) folder.

Deployment Package Server Component-Install

You can access the Package Server Component in one of the following ways:

  • Settings > All Settings > Agents/Plug-ins

    In the left pane, expand the Settings > Agents/Plug-ins > Deployment and Migration folder. From the Deployment and Migration folder.

  • Settings > Agents/Plug-ins > All Agents and Plug-ins

    In the left pane, expand the Agents/Plug-ins > Deployment and Migration folder.

To set up the site server components perform the following steps:

Table: Setting up site servers for Deployment Solution

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Install Deployment Task Server Component on Task Server

Install the Deployment Task Server Component on a Task Server to execute the deployment-related tasks.

See Installing and uninstalling Deployment Solution components

Step 2

Install Deployment Package Server Component on Package Server

Install the Deployment Package Server Component on a Package Server such that deployment packages can be stored on the server.

See Installing and uninstalling Deployment Solution components

Step 3

Install the Network Boot Service on a site server

Install the Network Boot Service on a site server that contains the Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE and BSDP) and TFTP services.

See Installing Network Boot Service on site server