Recovery Solution - ASPack - How to use ASPack.exe utility to modify Recovery Solution Agent package

Article:HOWTO4212  |  Created: 2006-07-10  |  Updated: 2006-07-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO4212
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Question
How do I use ASPack.exe utility to modify Recovery Solution Agent package?

Answer

Recovery Solution Agent Packages are located on three locations: one location on the Notification Server and two locations on the Recovery Solution Server.

AgentSetup.exe and Data1.cab (which are present in the Recovery Solution Agent package) can be modified using the ASPack.exe utility. Whenever a client side fix is replaced on the client computer, the fix can be updated on the Recovery Solution Agent package so that the next time the Recovery Solution Agent is installed on a new client computer so that the fix is automatically present on the client computer.

Depending on the fix, up to where it should be modified i.e. AgentSetup.exe or Data1.cab, should be modified on the following locations:

  1. Folder Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\Bin\Win32\X86\Recovery Agent Package located on the Notification Server.
  2. Folder Program Files\Altiris\Recovery Solution\Server\Agent\Install located on the Recovery Solution Server.
  3. Folder Program Files\Altiris\Recovery Solution\Server\Agent\Package located on the Recovery Solution Server.

The fix can be replaced in the Data1.cab or AgentSetup.exe the following way:

  1. Use ASPack.exe to modify Recovery Solution Agent package.
  2. Locate ASPack.exe in folder C:\Program Files\Altiris\Recovery Solution\Console\Tools.
  3. Launch ASPack.exe from C:\Program Files\Altiris\Recovery Solution\Console\Tools.
  4. For the Source Package, browse to Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\Bin\Win32\X86\Recovery Agent Package\Data1.cab or Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\Bin\Win32\X86\Recovery Agent Package\AgentSetup.exe in ASPack.exe.
  5. Select Action as Modify Package files from the drop down list and click Start.
  6. After clicking Start, the list of files contained in Data1.cab or AgentSetup.exe will be shown.
  7. Click the Add button and add the new fix.
  8. After the new fix has been added click next and a message will be displayed, “The package has been modified. Press the Finish button to save changes.” Click Finish.
  9. After the package has been saved, continue modifying the Data1.cab or AgentSetup.exe on the other two remaining locations, i.e. Program Files\Altiris\Recovery Solution\Server\Agent\Install and Program Files\Altiris\Recovery Solution\Server\Agent\Package by repeating steps 1 to 8 again.

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