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Redeploying managed computers

Deployment Solution

Deployment solution lets you redeploy managed computers of an enterprise network that are installed with the Windows, Linux, or Mac operating system. Managed computers are the client computers that have the Symantec Management Agent (SMA) installed on them.

See About deployment of Windows computers

To install the Windows, Linux, or Mac operating system on a managed client computer, you must boot the computer in the preboot environment using the PXE configuration or the automation folder of the operating system that you want to install. An Automation folder contains the PXE image that is required to boot the computer into the automation environment. To install an automation folder on the client computer, enable the Deployment Automation Folder-Install policy for the operation system that you want to install.

See Booting managed computers in Windows automation environment

This process addresses the steps you must follow to redeploy a managed computer with Windows, Linux, or Mac operating system.

Table: Redeploying managed computer with Windows operating system

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Launch the console

Launch the Symantec Management Console.

You can launch the console either from the Start menu of the Notification Server computer or from any computer of the network. To access the console from a different computer, you must type the following:

http://<IP address of NS>/altiris/console

Step 2

Boot the managed client computer in preboot environment

Boot the managed client computer in preboot environment using any of the following:

Step 3

Install Windows, Linux, or Mac operating system

Install Windows operating system on the client computer by performing either of the following:

Step 4 (Optional)

(Optional) Configure the network setting of managed computer using the Apply system configuration task

Configure the network settings for the managed client computer by using the Apply System Configuration task.

You can modify the settings such as the IP address, Domain Name and so on.

See Changing system configuration of computers in Deployment Solution

Step 5 (Optional)

(Optional) View the reports on the status of the task execution or the installation of the SMA and the Deployment Plug-in on the client computer

You can view the following reports for client computers:

  • Status of the client computer

    You can check the status of the client computer to view if the SMA is installed on the client computer. You can view the report from Manage > Computers > Installed Agent. The Installed Agent page lists all the computers along with their IP addresses and the Symantec Management Agent that is installed on them.

  • Task execution Status

    You can view the task execution status of the client computer from Reports > All Reports > Deployment and Migration > Computers with Deployment Tasks Execution Status. You can view the status of the executed tasks on the client computers.

  • Deployment Plug-in Installation Status

    You can check if the Deployment Plug-in of the Deployment Solution is installed successfully on the client computer from Reports > All Reports > Deployment and Migration > Deployment Plug-in Installation Status