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Adding tokens for deployment tasks

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You can add tokens either through the console or through the answer files for specific deployment-related tasks. Addition of tokens in tasks help you retrieve the actual data of the computer that can be useful. For example, if you use a token %COMPNAME% for the Image name field of a Create Image task, then the image is created using the actual name of the computer. You can specify more than one token in a field with no space as separator. You can also specify tokens in the answer files of the deployment tasks. In case of Mac, the tokens are supported for imaging task only and can be added only through the console.

Deployment Solution supports usage of tokens for the following tasks:

  • Prepare for Image capture

  • Create Image

  • Deploy Image

  • Install Windows OS

  • Install Linux/ESX OS

  • Apply System Configuration

  • Capture Personality

To add tokens in answer file for the Prepare for Image capture task

  1. Launch the Symantec Management Platform console and select Settings > Deployment > Tokens menu.

  2. In the Tokens dialog box, create a new token.

    See Creating or modifying tokens in Deployment Solution

  3. Place the token that you created either in the answer file for Prepare for Image capture task or in the sysprep.inf file.

    The answer file is located in [install_directory]\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server \NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\unattend.xml and the sysprep.inf file is in NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\ location

  4. Create a task and schedule it.

To add tokens in answer file for the Deploy Image task

  1. Launch the Symantec Management Platform console and select Settings > Deployment > Tokens menu.

  2. In the Tokens dialog box, create a new token.

    See Creating or modifying tokens in Deployment Solution

  3. Place the token that you created either in the answer file for Deploy Image task or in the sysprep.inf file.

    The answer file is located in [installation_directory]\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\unattend.xml and the sysprep.inf file is in \NSCap\bin\Win32\X86 location.

  4. Create a task with the option, Custom Sysprep configuration file selected in the Deploy Image dialog box and schedule it.

To add tokens in answer file for the Install Windows OS task

  1. Launch the Symantec Management Platform console and select Settings > Deployment > Tokens menu.

  2. In the Tokens dialog box, create a new token.

    See Creating or modifying tokens in Deployment Solution

  3. Place the token that you created either in the answer file for Install Windows OS task.

    The answer file is located in [installation_directory]\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\SOI\AnswerFile location.

  4. Create a task with the option, Configuration file selected in the Install Windows OS dialog box and schedule it.

To add tokens in answer file for the Install Linux/ESX OS task

  1. Launch the Symantec Management Platform console and select Settings > Deployment > Tokens menu.

  2. In the Tokens dialog box, create a new token.

    See Creating or modifying tokens in Deployment Solution

  3. Place the token that you created either in the answer file for Install Linux/ESX OS task.

    The answer file is located in [installation_directory]\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\UNIX\Deployment\Linux\x86\SOI\AnswerFile location.

  4. Create a task with the option, Configuration file selected in the Install Linux/ESX OS dialog box and schedule it.