Rapid Staging of a Site Server - 7.1
This is my first post so forgive me if I miss some protocols. I'm am trying to find a way to rapidly stage a site server. We need to be able to set up a site server in 1 day or less (preferrably 2 - 4 hours). Currently, it takes too long (48 - 72 hours) after the site server creation, for all the packages and the image to download from the SMP. We'd like to do this rapidly, by manually copying the packages and image to the new site server, eliminating the need for them to be downloaded. We've attempted this by creating and sharing the Package Delivery folder under C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Package Delivery, and then manually copying all of the "packages" from another site server (using a prestaged USB hard drive). (We've also created and shared the Deployment folder). Then we've installed the package service. After the appropriate check-ins, the packages still download from the SMP. Altiris doesn't seem to be able to just check that the package codebases are already there and set them to a satus of "Ready". Has anoyone successfully done this, and how?
Thanks in Advance