About System Configuration Editor

Article:HOWTO63382  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63382
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About System Configuration Editor

You can create or update system configuration settings with the configuration editor. These settings are applied to computers after you deploy a disk image or apply a system configuration using a task server. The credentials are either a local administrator account or a domain account if you join the computer to a domain.

You create the system configuration settings through the System Configuration Editor dialog box. The Create System Configuration dialog box of the editor lets you create or update system configuration settings.

The fields and descriptions of the Create System Configuration dialog box are as follows:

Table: Create System Configuration




Lets you specify a name for the system configuration task that you create.


Lets you specify a description for the task that you create.

The fields and descriptions of the Computer Information tab of the Create System Configuration dialog box are as follows:

Table: Computer Information tab



Computer name or Name range

Select Computer name and enter a computer name or select Name range and click Define range to specify a new computer range.

For computer names, you can use tokens. For example, %CustomerToken%, %SERIALNUMBER%.

If you select Computer name, you can select Leave existing for a computer that is not stored in the database. In this instance, the default name that the Windows installation generates is used.

If you select Name range you can use the same configuration for multiple computers. Computers are named using a fixed string and a value. Additionally, if you use a name range with a static IP address on the Network Adapter tab, the IP address you specify is incremented as well.

The fixed text appears before the number range. If the append option is selected, the text appears after the number range.

The range is the number that you want to start with. This string increment is by 1 for each computer that receives the configuration.

Workgroup or Domain

Select Workgroup and enter a workgroup name for the new configuration or select Domain and enter the domain name. If you select Domain, you have to also specify the following:

  • Organizational unit

  • Administrative domain user name and password

The fields and descriptions of the Network Adapter tab are as follows:

Table: Network Adapter tab



Domain Suffix

Lets you specify the domain suffix of the network.

Select Leave existing if you want to retain the existing domain suffix.

Network adapter

Lets you select a network adapter from the drop-down list.

Click Add to add a network adapter to the configuration. Click Remove to remove a network adapter from the configuration.

Select one of the following options:

  • Leave existing

    Select this option if you want to use the existing default DHCP or IP address.

  • Use DHCP to obtain IP address

    Select this option if you want to create interfaces, gateway, and DNS. Click Advanced to create the IP interfaces, gateway, and DNS.

  • Assign a static IP address

    Select this option to assign a static IP address.

    Specify the following after you select this option:

    • Name Range

    • IP Address

    • Subnet mask

    • Default gateway

    • DNS1

    • DNS2

    If you change an IP address from DHCP to static, you must supply the subnet mask and gateway. Even if they are the same as they were when you use DHCP, you must supply these numbers. These values are not stored when you use DHCP.

You can add multiple NIC, but it is not supported for SUSE client computers.

See Creating system configuration settings

See Applying the system configuration settings on client computers

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