Performing a Windows OS installation

Article:HOWTO63374  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL
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Performing a Windows OS installation

Before you perform the Windows OS installation task on bare metal computer, your hard drive must have the proper partitions. You might need to run the Partition Disk task first to create partitions on your hard drive.

Before you perform the Windows OS installation task on the managed computer, perform the Erase Disk task and follow it with the Partition Disk task. Also, ensure that the architecture of the Automation Folder on the managed client computer and the operating system to be installed is the same.

After performing the OS installation if due to network issues or any other reason the client computer is not able to connect to Symantec Management Platform, the Symantec Management Agent is not installed. In this case, you have to manually install the Symantec Management Agent.

To perform Windows OS installation

  1. In the Symantec Management console, from the Manage menu select Jobs and tasks.

  2. On the right pane, right-click Jobs and tasks and select New > Task.

  3. On the Create new task page, select Install Windows OS.

  4. Specify a name for the task on the first field.

  5. Select and enter the required information.

    See About Install Windows OS task.

  6. Click OK

See About Install Linux OS task

See Erasing a Disk

See Creating disk partitions

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