Hi all. I just recently got 7.1 and I am having some issues with deploying an image. I have spent hours looking around for my solution before posting. If this is TL;DR, just skip to the next to last and last paragraph.
Machine info that I "pull" from:
Win7 Pro 32 bit. The Symantec Management Agent and all plug-ins (the ones we currently want deployed anyway; for example Deployment Solution Plug-in) are installed. That is pretty much it for now because I am testing and learning.
My Create Image Tasks:
Run Prepare for Image Capture (Sysprep seems to run fine although I still have a lot to learn). Reboot to automation.
Run Create Image. Imaging tool: Ghost. Image type: Disk Image
Run Reboot to Production
All seems to go just fine. Except after the computer I pull from reboots, the Symantec Management Agent does not initialize and I can no longer PCAnywhere into or send tasks and jobs. But I am not too concerned with this right now. I am focusing on pulling and pushing images.
Info about my Deploy Image:
It is an identical laptop that boots to PXE. I set up .CSV file and import that into Predefined Computers. It boots to PXE and pulls down the Preboot configuration and pushes the image.
My Deploy Image Tasks:
Run Deploy Image. I uncheck the DeployAnywhere box because the hardware is identical. I select the Generate Sysprep configuration file using inventory data radio button. Again, I have to learn Sysprep and I do not have a custom Sysprep configuration file created yet. This is all workgroup, so I don't plug in any details to join a domain.
Run reboot to automation.
The laptop boots into Windows and all seems well except for two problems (if not more). And this is what where I need help. The machine has no SID. How did I look for the SID you might ask? I run NewSID and it immediately tells me it was unable to access the computer's SID. I am not running NewSID to apply a new SID, simply to see what the SID is. I wanted to make sure the SID was not identical to the computer I "pulled" my image from. The second problem is, the Symantec Management Agent does not initialize. It has no Computer ID and shows no task server (I assume because the agent does not initialize).
Sorry for the novel, just trying to provide details in hope of help. So, does anyone see what I am doing wrong in pushing my image? Specifically, why does my laptop that I depoly to have no Machine SID and why does the agent not initialize? I can no longer PCAnywhere into or send tasks and jobs (I assume because the agent does not initialize). Thanks!