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About Deployment Solution 6.9 tasks compared with 7.5 tasks

ITMS 6.x Migration

You can manually recreate the tasks that you had created in Deployment Solution (DS) 6.9, but with some limitations.

Table: Comparison of DS 6.9 tasks with DS 7.5 lists the equivalent tasks that you can recreate in Deployment Solution 7.5 and their limitations.

Table: Comparison of DS 6.9 tasks with DS 7.5

Tasks in Deployment Solution 6.9

Tasks in Deployment Solution 7.5

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Run Script

Run Script

Standalone utiliites from DS 6.9, such as aeximport utility, aexschedule utility, and WLogEvent utility are not supported in DS 7.5.

No migration of tasks and jobs from DS 6.9 to DS 7.5. The tasks and jobs have to be recreated in DS 7.5. If you recreate the run script tasks in DS 7.5, ensure that the standalone utilities are not included in the script.

Review the script tasks that are created using tokens as some of the Deployment Solution 6.9 tokens are not supported.

Distribute Software

Copy file

Copy File

You copy the installation files such as .msi or .exe using the Copy file task. You can also use the option to execute the file that you copied to the new location.

Another option is to use Software Management Solution.

No limitation

Modify Configuration

Apply system configuration

First create the system configuration settings from Settings > Deployment and Migration > System Configuration. Then you can create and execute the Apply system configuration task.

Create Disk Image

Create Image

You can create two equivalent tasks:

  • Create Image task to capture backup image. This task is created to take a backup of a computer. The backup image is deployed on the same computer.

  • Create Image task to capture disk image. This task is created to take a generic image that is deployed on multiple computers.

You execute the Create Image task to create disk images of Windows, Linux, or Mac operating systems. You can also deploy disk images of specific OS on multiple client computers. You can create backup images of specific OS to copy the content of a single computer. You create and deploy images through the Jobs and Tasks menu of the console.

Only Ghost and RapiDeploy imaging tools are supported in Deployment Solution 7.5 for creating and deploying images.

To create a backup image, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Boot to Automation

  • Create Image (backup image )

  • Boot to Production

To create a disk image task, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Prepare for Image Capture

  • Boot to Automation

  • Create Image (disk image)

  • Boot to Production

Distribute Disk Image

You can create two equivalent tasks:

  • Deploy Image task to a deploy disk image on multiple computers.

  • Restore Back-up Image task to deploy the backup image.

You can import DS 6.9 images to DS 7.5 using the resource import tool.

Images imported from DS 6.9 to DS 7.5 using the resource import tool might not have the Symantec Management Agent (SMA). Symantec recommends that you recapture the images. If the images already have the SMA, then the you can use the imported images.

To perform a Deploy Image task, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Boot to Automation

  • Deploy Image

  • Boot to Production

To perform a Restore Back-up Image task, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Boot to Automation

  • Restore Back-up Image

  • Boot to Production

Capture Personality

Capture Personality

No limitation

Deploy Personality

Deploy Personality

No limitation

Scripted OS Install

You can create following equivalent tasks:

  • Install Windows OS

  • Install Linux OS

  • Install Mac OS

To perform a Install Windows OS task, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Boot to Automation

  • Install Windows OS

To perform a Install Linux OS task, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Boot to Automation

  • Install Linux OS

To perform a Install Mac OS task, perform the following tasks sequentially:

  • Boot to Automation

  • Install Mac OS

See About reason to migrate to Deployment Solution 7.5