Using the Hidden Options for Restore Anyware when restoring an image from the Symantec Recovery Disk (SRD)

Article:TECH55329  |  Created: 2007-01-06  |  Updated: 2013-10-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH55329
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Using the Hidden Options for Restore Anyware when restoring an image from the Symantec Recovery Disk (SRD)


Solution



Restore Anyware has three hidden switches -  "-DED" , "Run Windows Mini-Setup" and "-PFD" . What do they do?
  
The -DED switch stands for "Delete Existing drivers". This switch forces the SYSPREP component to strip all device drivers from the image, rather than just a subset of the drivers found.
 
The -PFD switch stands for "Prompt for drivers". This switch forces a prompt for drivers for each device detected during boot rather than defaulting to the default drivers.
The Run Windows Mini-Setup switch runs Sysprep once the machine is rebooted after restore. During Recovery an answer file is generated and presented to Windows Minisetup. The answer file automatically applies network card settings and other hardware settings and software settings on the computer.
 
 
To access these hidden options, hold down the <CTRL> and/or <SHIFT> keys when selecting the "Restore Anyware" option from within the "Recover My Computer" wizard in the recovery environment. Check the picture below 
  

 




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