Altiris™ Deployment Solution 7.1 from Symantec Release Notes

Article:DOC1954  |  Created: 2009-10-26  |  Updated: 2012-04-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1954
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Altiris™ Deployment Solution 7.1 from Symantec
Release Notes

Build number 7.1.056 598

Introduction

Features in this Release

Known Issues in this Release

Where to get more information

Introduction

Deployment Solution 7.1 offers native integration with the Symantec Management Platform. It implements redeployments, management, and migrations. The key added benefit is the ability for Deployment Solution servers to share jobs and tasks, images, and security roles. Deployment Solution also lets you take advantage of the hierarchy and replication capabilities of the Symantec Management Platform.

You can access the User Guide from Knowledge Base article 51651.

Deployment Solution 7.1 is part of the following suites:

  • Altiris™ Client Management Suite from Symantec. For the suite release notes, see Knowledge Base article 49644.
  • Altiris™ Server Management Suite from Symantec. For the suite release notes, see Knowledge Base article 50400.
  • Altiris™ IT Management Suite from Symantec. For the suite release notes, see Knowledge Base article 51492.

Features in this Release

The following are features of this release:

Deployment Solution portal

From the Symantec Management Console, under the Home menu, you can now choose to view an updated Deployment Solution Portal. This portal provides unified deployment management functionality with drag and drop support.

PXE

Using PXE, you can implement zero-touch, bare-metal deployments.

Predefined computers and scripted OS installs

From the Settings > All Settings > Deployment and Migration page, you can set up predefined system configuration sets. You can also add OS files for scripted installs from this page.

Initial deployment

The Initial Deployment Settings page lets you set up an Initial Deployment Task or set of tasks that can then be applied to any computer which boots from the CD (ISO) or PXE. Deployment Solution no longer automatically generates the InitialDeployment.Iso during installation. However, if you want to use a CD instead of the PXE image, a batch file is included in Deployment Solution to help you create the file.

DeployAnywhere integration

DeployAnywhere provides support for native hardware-independent imaging.

Computer personality capture and distribution

Deployment Solution integrates PC Transplant to assist you with OS migrations.

Known Issues in this Release

The following are known issues in this release. For additional information regarding an issue, click the Article ID link.

Known Issue

Article ID

Java applet does not work without JDK 1.5 installed.

 

OS files and images files do not get removed when deleting the assiciated package in the console.

51926

DBCS Japanese data is corrupted in scripted install screen.

 

Cannot create or distribute personalities in 64-bit environments.

 

The DeployAnywhere driver package displays "Package is invalid" in the package list of the Package Server.

52050

No current key option available for 64-bit Ghost image.

 

SUSE9 deploy images fail to boot.

 

Copy file using UNC location fails.

 

Copy file task doesn't save local folder changes.

 

Linux PXE images fail to boot into automation.

 

Preboot environment is English only.

 

ILo doesn't work.

 

Deployment plug-in won't install on a Linux client from a remote site server.

 

HTTP causes PCTwiz.exe license error on remote site servers.

 

Task server handler on remote site server in HTTPS environment causes C++ error.

 

SBS/PXE is not configured to start automatically on the NS and Site Servers.

 51467
 52235

Can't use the Apply Configuration task to change the Host name for a Linux computer.

 

Current Key option causes Sysprep to fail on Windows 7 Professional.

 

Symantec Boot Services (PXE) configurations do not indicate they are on.

 

PECTAgent.ini refers to incorrect port, which prevents image creation.

 

Remote access to the DS Portal may return a blank page, or a frame with no data.  51549
DS Portal Computers panes may appear blank though all other features in the DS portal work  52096
Known Limitation: Errors related to the use of Automation Folders and un-supported OEM MBR's with OEM partitions.  51983
Receive "No package could be found for the selected Agent installation policy" when clicking on an Agent installation policy for the product  50805
PECTAgent may fail to start in Automation   
_Symantec_netBoot_Helper services is installed when it shouldn't be  51895
DS jobs fail to run in automation if the agent connects to a Task Server that doesn't have the DS Share and/or SBS services.  52437
PXE Configuration policy is missing a target even when all else is configured correctly  52540
Deleting Preboot Configurations doesn't actually delete the configuration though it does remove from the table in the policy.  52684
PXE Server not listed in the PXE Servers list on the PXE Server Configuration Policy page  52886
SBS Server Install Incorrectly Targets Site Servers Without Both Package and Task Services  52924
SBS services will not run because SbsNSiSignal.ini is malformed or missing  52968
Automation Environment Agent is unable to connect server when NS is installed on HTTPS  53029
"NIC MAC Address" token is incorrectly formed  53073
Sysprep fails with error "Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file"  53085
Copy File task fails to execute in automation.  Copy works, but the execute option fails.  
Ghost Imaging failing with error "Invalid Switch: mp"  53196
Error: "PECTAgent Error: Unhandled runtime exception, GetLastError returned 0"  53355
Duplicate Records created in NS Console when Windows systems are booted to LinuxPE.  53763

 

 

 

 

 

Where to get more information

Document or Resource Description Location

User 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.

  • The Documentation Library, which is available in the Symantec Management Console on the Help menu.
  • The Documentation Web site, which is available at the following URL:
    http://www.altiris.com/Support/Documentation.aspx
  • The Product Support page, which is available at the following URL:
    http://www.symantec.com/business/support/all_products.jsp
    When you open your product’s support page, look for the Documentation link on the right side of the page.
  • Quick Start Guide for Deployment Solution for Clients 7.0: Quick Start Guide developed by DS Technical Support Team.

Help

Information about how to use this product. This information is the same as in the User 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.
Symantec Management Platform Release Notes Information about new features and important issues in the Symantec Management Platform.  www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1737

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.

www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO9795

 Altiris 7x 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 7x Infrastructure for your organization.

www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO9811

 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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