Support for the AutoInstall feature included with Ghost Solution Suite (GSS) on Windows 7 and 2008 R2

Article:TECH153353  |  Created: 2011-02-14  |  Updated: 2013-10-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH153353
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Issue



AutoInstall (AI) and AISnapshot were not updated for use on Windows 7 and 2008 R2 platforms and therefore will not be supported in those environments.  Symantec has made the decision  to  no longer develop or fix the AutoInstall tool.  This decision means that the current build released in GSS 2.5.1 will be a "Use As Is" tool and therefore support for AI going forward will be conducted on a "best effort" basis.


Cause



The code base for AutoInstall has become outdated and would require a substantial rewrite in order to keep it current. 


Solution



Symantec suggests the use of our AdminStudio product, which utilizes current technologies and therefore offers a better solution for creating application installation packages.  For more information about AdminStudio, see the following page:

http://www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=wise-package-studio-migration




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH153353


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