Configuring the initial deployment settings

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Configuring the initial deployment settings

The initial deployment menu is loaded from the Symantec Management Platform and allows for the selection of a task or job to run on the computer.

The unmanaged computer boots from a network card and asks for a PXE server. The PXE server receives this request and compares the computer against its list of known computers. After the server determines that the computer is unknown it sends a preboot image to the computer. This preboot image is the image that you configured in the PXE Server Configuration page to respond to the unknown computers.

After the unknown computer receives the preboot PXE image, the pre-OS runs and requests a task server. Because the computer is unknown, it receives an initial deployment menu that contains a preconfigured job or task. According to the default job or the task set for the initial deployment, the task is scheduled on the client computers. It also specifies how long those tasks display on the new computer.

See Setting up Deployment Solution .

To configure the initial deployment settings

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Deployment > Initial Deployment .

  2. Select how long to display the task menu before the default task is performed.

  3. Select whether to run a default task or job, or to turn off the computer after the initial deployment menu is displayed for the specified time.

  4. Click Add to add any tasks that you want to display in the Initial Deployment menu.

  5. Select the default task for the initial deployment menu.

    The selected default task execution starts after the lapse of time specified. During the specified time, you can choose to run any other tasks that are displayed in the menu.

  6. Click Save changes.

See What you can do with Deployment Solution

See Configuring the PXE Server

See About Initial Deployment settings

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