Comparison of Deployment Solution 6.9 tasks with 7.1 SP1

Article:HOWTO44095  |  Created: 2011-03-10  |  Updated: 2011-03-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44095
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Comparison of Deployment Solution 6.9 tasks with 7.1 SP1

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

Table: Comparison of Deployment Solution 6.9 tasks with 7.1 SP1 lists the equivalent tasks that you can recreate in Deployment Solution 7.I SP1 and their limitations.

Table: Comparison of Deployment Solution 6.9 tasks with 7.1 SP1

Tasks in Deployment Solution 6.9

Tasks in Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1

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Run Script

Run Script

aeximport utility, aexschedule utility, and WLogEvent utility are not supported in Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1. Modify the run script tasks that are created using these utilities in Deployment Solution 6.9 while recreating them in Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1.

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

Power Control

Power Control

No limitation

Distribute Software

Copy file task with option to execute the task.

Another option is to use Software Management Solution.

No limitation

Copy file

Copy file task with the option to execute task

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

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.

Only Ghost and RapiDeply imaging tools are supported in Deployment Solution 7.I SP1 for creating and deploying images.

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

  • Reboot to Automation

  • Create Image (backup image )

  • Reboot to Production

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

  • Prepare for Image Capture

  • Reboot to Automation

  • Create Image (disk image)

  • Reboot to Production

Distribute Disk Image

You can create two equivalent tasks:

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

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

You can import Deployment Solution 6.9 images to Deployment Solution 7.I SP1 using the resource import tool. The Deployment Solution 6.9 images do not contain the Symantec Management Agent. When you deploy these images on client computers, they become unmanaged computers.

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

  • Reboot to Automation

  • Restore Back-up Image

  • Reboot to Production

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

  • Reboot to Automation

  • Deploy Image

  • Reboot to Production

Capture Personality

Capture Personality

No limitation

Deploy Personality

Deploy Personality

No limitation

Scripted OS Install

You can create two equivalent tasks:

  • Install Windows OS

  • Install Linux OS

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

  • Reboot to Automation

  • Install Windows OS

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

  • Reboot to Automation

  • Install Linux OS

See Migrating from Deployment Solution 6.9 to 7.1 SP1.

See About migrating from Deployment Solution 6.9.


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