ImageInvoker (version 0.4) for Client Initiated Imaging
ImageInvoker is a handy Deployment Server (DS 6.9) add-on designed to reduce the TCO of using DS in your environment. It provides a self-service imaging interface in automation, a deployment portal if you will, so that desk-side IT staff can schedule the immediate deployment of images without requiring the assistance of a DS administrator.
If you find ImageInvoker useful,
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- Add a comment on this thread giving a brief description of how you use it, how much time it saves and your environment size -even if you feel you are only repeating what others have already said!
All this is critical in providing use case scenarios to Symantec so that they can see how useful this functionality is. Only if you make yourself heard will there be a chance for Initial Deployment to be enhanced to encompass this functionality in DS7.
Version 0.4 of ImageInvoker resolves the following issues raised with the 0.3 release,
- Product expiry
ImageInvoker will now not expire. Really. I promise....
- WinPE x64 client error
The ImageInvoker client should now only attempt to execute on the 32-bit flavour of WinPE. A 64-bit client will not be forthcoming!
- Refusal to Install when Altiris registry key missing
This was an odd one. On some servers the HKLM\Software\Altiris\eXpress\InstallDir registry value just isn't installed. Never understood why. Should this key be missing, the installer will now make a best guess.
- Null character bug in deleted descriptions
Fixed issue when menu-item names are overridden with descriptions. When description later deleted, the menu-item name would not default back to the job name.
- Incorrect case in SQL code bug
Some SQL installs have a case sensitive collation in the instance (or database). This was throwing up errors when column references were incorrectly capitalised.
The option of setting a search root from the Menu Creator was not working, and has now been removed. The next version of ImageInvoker (in testing) uses a fixed SearchRoot so implementing a dynamic root at this stage not sensible.
As this release does not include new functionality, please read the notes on the 0.3 Release Notes for instructions on installing and configuring ImageInvoker..