Prepare Symantec Management Agent for Capture (for off site imaging)
I'm placing an order with a supplier for some PCs. As part of the deal, they are imaging the machines for us off site with an altiris captured ghost image supplied by us.
Do I just give them a copy of our altiris image that I would normally use for deployment or am I best creating a new image without the Symantec Management Agent installed?
I wasn't sure whether there would be any implications in an image being deployed by an outside company (probably not using altiris) as the Altiris sysprep & imaging process will not be followed ... (will this make a mess of the machine?!)
Do any of you have this kind of arrangement with hardware suppliers? - how do you do it?
We have DS 7.1 if it makes any difference, deploying Windows 7 enterprise with a custom sysprep oobe unattend.xml.
I'm going to have a play tomorrow to see if I can deploy our existing image using ghost via the exe (like restoring a machine backup) without any sysprep/altiris automation and see what happens. I don't know fully what the "prepare image for capture" task does, or what state the image is in after it runs.
Any comments appreciated! I have to take the image to the supplier on Wednesday!!