Altiris™ PC Transplant 6.8 SP2 Release Notes

Article:DOC1627  |  Created: 2008-06-06  |  Updated: 2009-03-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1627
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Description



Question
What do I need to know about the 6.8 SP2 release of Altiris™ PC Transplant Solution?

Answer

Altiris™ PC Transplant Solution 6.8 SP2

Release Notes

Introduction

Where to get more information

Features in this Release

Installation and Upgrade

Known Issues in this Release

Introduction

PC Transplant Solution uses its wizard-driven interface to capture a computer's personality—user accounts; desktop, network, and application settings; files; folders; and personal data—and transplants the personality to another computer. You can transplant a personality through a self-extracting executable file called a Personality Package or you can perform a real-time migration from one computer to another.

PC Transplant Solution simplifies the deployment and migration of new computers or Windows operating systems by facilitating the migration of data and settings. It complements existing desktop management tools, meeting an easily identified need that none of these tools currently address. With PC Transplant Solution, you can not only migrate to a new computer quickly and efficiently, but you can also transfer key aspects of a computer's personality on an on-going basis. PC Transplant Solution is an ideal solution for IT administrators, consultants, VARs, resellers, computer vendors, and configuration centers.

PC Transplant Solution is part of the following suites:

  • Altiris™ Client Management Suite from Symantec
    For release notes, see Knowledge Base article 40929.
  • Altiris™ Server Management Suite from Symantec
    For release notes, see Knowledge Base article 45893.

Where to get more information

The product installation includes the following documentation:

Document Description Location

User’s Guide

Information about how to use this product, including detailed technical information and instructions for performing common tasks.

This information is available in PDF format.

Help

Information about how to use this product. This information is the same as in the User’s Guide.

Help is available at the solution level and at the suite level.

This information is available in HTML help format.

The Documentation Library, which is available in the Symantec Management Console on the Help menu.

Context-sensitive help is available for most screens in the Symantec Management Console.

You can open context-sensitive help in the following ways:

  • The F1 key
  • The Context command, which is available in the Symantec Management Console on the Help menu.

For more information, you can use the following resources:

Resource Description Location

Symantec Management Platform Release Notes

Information about new features and important issues in the Symantec Management Platform.

This information is available as an article in the Knowledge Base.

https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=45141&p=1

You can also search for the product name under Release Notes.

Installing the Symantec Management Platform products

Information about using Symantec Installation Manager to install the Symantec Management Platform products.

This information is available as an article in the Knowledge Base.

https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=45732&p=1

Altiris 7 Planning and Implementation Guide

Information about capacity recommendations, design models, scenarios, test results, and optimization best practices to consider when planning or customizing an Altiris 7 Infrastructure for your organization.

This information is available as an article in the Knowledge Base.

https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=45803&p=1

Knowledge Base

Articles, incidents, and issues about this product.

http://kb.altiris.com/

Symantec Connect (formerly Altiris Juice)

An online magazine that contains best practices, tips, tricks, and articles for users of this product.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/endpoint-management-virtualization

Online Forums

Forums for users of this product.

http://forums.altiris.com/

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Features in this Release

This version includes the features of version 6.8 SP1 with several bug fixes including Hotfix 39793.

Installation and Upgrade

This section provides information you should read before installing or upgrading PC Transplant Solution.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are required for installing PC Transplant Solution.

Hardware Requirements

For best results, use the recommended minimum provided in the brackets.

PC Transplant Windows-based Utilities System Requirements
Windows 2000
  • Pentium* 166 MHz (200 MHz)
  • 32 MB RAM (40 MB)
  • 64 MB free disk space (128 MB)
Windows XP
  • Pentium 300 MHz (400 MHz)
  • 128 MB (192 MB)
  • 64 MB free disk space (128 MB)
Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
  • 800 MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
  • 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
  • Support for Super VGA graphics

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server
  • Internet Explorer 4.0 or later

Where to Download

PC Transplant Solution 6.8 SP2 is available with Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1.

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