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Adding or importing OS files

Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution lets you add or import operating system (OS) files to include them in the Windows OS installation package. When you add or import the OS files to an installation package, you are customizing the Windows OS installation package for executing the scripted Windows OS task successfully.

You can do the following with the OS installation packages:

  • Add files to the installation package through the Symantec Management Console

    Ensure that JRE1.5 or later is installed to add files to the operating system package

    After you add the OS Files from the Symantec Management Console, the files are added to the following location on which Notification Server is installed:

    <install_directory>\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Deployment\Packages\SOI

    The package is created on the computer on which Symantec Management Platform is installed, which is later replicated to the Package Server, which is configured for Deployment Solution.

    See “To add OS files ”

  • Import files to the installation package through the Deployment Solution Resource Import Tool

    To import OS files from the OS sources, you must use the Deployment Solution Resource Import Tool.

    See “To import OS files”

If you have performed the Copy File task before and have copied the OS files, ensure that you add or import the copied OS source files to the Windows OS package for Windows OS installation. The OS source files are added at the following location on the Notification Server:<install_directory>\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Deployment\Packages\SOI.

To add OS files

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, navigate to the Settings menu and select Deployment > OS Files.

  2. Click Add files.

  3. Enter a name that you want assigned to your file package in the Name field.

  4. Enter a description that you want assigned to your file package in the Description field.

  5. Under the OS Type section, select the platform for the operating system from the Platform drop-down list.

  6. Under the OS source section, click Add Files to add files to be used during the OS installation.

    For 32-bit Windows XP and 2003, select I386 folder. For 64-bit Windows XP and 2003, select both AMD64 and I386 folders. For Windows Vista and later versions of the operating systems, select the Sources folder.

To import OS files

  1. Navigate to the location <install_directory>\Altiris\Deployment\Tools of the computer on which Symantec Management Platform is installed and execute ResourceImportTool.exe.

  2. On the Deployment Solution Resource Import Tool, click the OS file Import tab.

  3. Enter a name for the OS file in the Name of OS file package field.

  4. Enter a description for the OS file package.

  5. Select the OS platform from the OS Platform drop-down list.

  6. Click Add OS Folder to browse and select the sources for the selected OS platform.

  7. Click Import.

  8. A message indicating the successful upload of OS file is displayed. Acknowledge the message and close the Deployment Solution Resource Import Tool.