Customizing an existing Symantec System Recovery Disk
|Article:HOWTO83522|||||Created: 2013-02-08|||||Updated: 2014-11-03|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83522|
Symantec recommends that you customize a Symantec System Recovery Disk, even if driver validation succeeds, and your Symantec System Recovery Disk appears to work. You can customize a Symantec System Recovery Disk, which is available on a DVD or a USB device. A custom Symantec System Recovery Disk contains your computer's current network and storage device drivers. It helps to ensure that in an emergency you can get to the recovery points that are required to restore your computer.
You can customize a Symantec System Recovery Disk created using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 8.0 on the Windows 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 2008 operating systems.
A customized Symantec System Recovery Disk can also be used as a source for creating another custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.
You must have a writeable Blu-ray/DVD drive to customize a Symantec System Recovery Disk.
To launch thego to the menu and click .
To customize an existing Symantec System Recovery Disk
On the Tasks menu, click Customize Existing Recovery Disk.
The Customize Symantec System Recovery Disk Wizard is displayed.
In the Welcome panel, review the information, and then click Next.
See Welcome Panel.
In the Recovery Disk Source panel, select the source Symantec System Recovery Disk and then click Next.
In the Symantec System Recovery Disk Storage Media/Destination panel, select the destination to save the recovery disk, and then click Next.
In the Licensed Features panel, enter the license of the product and then click Next.
Use the license key that is activated on this computer
Enables the cold backup feature in the recovery environment using the product license key that is provided.
Use the following license key
Enables the cold backup feature in the new Symantec System Recovery Disk by typing a product license key.
Prompt for a license key
Prompts you for a product license key at the time you want to enable features in the customized Symantec System Recovery Disk.
In the Storage and Network Drivers panel, review the list of any storage or network drivers to be included, add or remove storage and network drivers, and then click Next.
Storage and network drivers
Lets you review the list of any storage or network drivers to be included.
Lets you add additional drivers. The location that you specify should contain the fully extracted installation package for the driver you add. If you have more than one missing storage or network driver, you can click Add for each missing driver.
Deletes the drivers you do not need.
Resets the list to the original list of drivers that is detected on the computer.
In the Startup Options panel, select the time zone, display language, keyboard layout language for theSymantec System Recovery Disk, and then click Next.
Sets the time zone to use for the Symantec System Recovery Disk.
Sets the default display language for the Symantec System Recovery Disk.
Lets you select the default keyboard layout to use when you boot from the Symantec System Recovery Disk.
See Startup Options.
In the Network Options panel, select the dynamic or static IP, save the Windows firewall settings to the Symantec System Recovery Disk, and then click Next.
Automatically start network services
Select this option if u want to enable network services in a recovery environment. Networking starts automatically when you recover the computer through LightsOut Restore.
Connects to a network without the need for additional network configuration. You can click this option if you know there is a DHCP server available on the network at the time you restore.
Connects to a network with a particular network adapter and specific address settings. You should click this option if you know there is no DHCP server (or the DHCP server is unavailable) when you recover.
Use Windows firewall settings
Applies the local computer's firewall settings to the recovery environment. For example, if you turn on the firewall for your local computer and then select this option, the firewall is turned on for the recovery environment.
See Network Options.
In the Summary panel, review all of the options that you selected, and then click Finish.
The Progress panel displays the progress status and the approximate time that is required to create theSymantec System Recovery Disk. The Result panel displays a success result if the recovery disk is created successfully or a failed result if the recovery disk is not created successfully.
Symantec recommends that you test the recovery disk after it is created. It ensures that you can use the Symantec System Recovery Disk to start your computer and can access the drive that contains your recovery points.
Click Close to close the wizard.
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