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Upgraded to 7.5 need help with Winpe Tools

Created: 14 Oct 2013 • Updated: 22 Oct 2013 | 8 comments
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Upgraded to 7.5 from 7.1. Working on creating new jobs for imaging and go the PXE boot to work. We have a tools folder that we created on the 7.1 version that we want to have available in the 7.5 version. What folder path is it for having this tool folder available when you PXE boot to the symantec screen? Have to still recreate PXE boot files after this? Any direction would be appreciated.

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jpellet2's picture

In order to simplify this for us we actually have a tools folder on a windows share on the network that we map with a quick net use task when we PXE boot. Of course we PXE boot usually to image or to run an offline virus scan so perhaps this wouldn't work in all situations.

Thomas Baird's picture

May have to move things around.  How are you mapping the drive?  To the closest Task server?  Your processes may need to be updated, and the above idea may be a good one.  If you don't want to use a central location, let us know what you're using today, and we'll find a close equivalent for tomorrow.

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md investigate's picture

Hi,

would be interesting where the tools folder was in 7.1? Maybe you can start in new structure: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Deployment\BDC\bootwiz\Platforms\WinPE\x64\Optional\Boot

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mcsereed's picture

We create the tools folder and have it available to use other applications for any troubleshooting. The path is

c:\Program Files\Altris\Deloyment\BDC\Bootwiz\OEM\DS

 

We specifically use the wipe.exe (DS6.9 days) to wipe all the Hard Drives before sendin them back to the leasing companes. Seems that it wont run under winpe4. Anyone else use a wipe utility the same way and hve recomendations?

Thomas Baird's picture

We have a task that will wipe disks now, and it does a DOD wipe if you want it to.  Have you tried it?  It's the erase disk task.  Look at the various options and see if that works for you.

 

As for the tools, you do the same thing IF you need them.  Place them under (default) c:\program files\altiris\deployment\bdc\bootwiz\oem\ds\winPE\etc.  Though the package itself doesn't point to here, it points to a virtual link folder under NSCap that DOES point to here.  :D

 

Hope that helps.

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mcsereed's picture

Thomas, thank you. I just noticed that. Is that the same level of security wipe as the wipe.exe -dod that was availabe back in the 6.9 days?

Thomas Baird's picture

I believe so.  I'm sorry for not having comparison specs, but what I know for sure is that it's qualified for government use

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mcsereed's picture

Thank you Thomas. The erase disk does work and tested it with a created job.  It does take a while to wipe the drive clean but it seems to do the job.

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