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Deployment and Imaging

Public Group | Founded: 09 Mar 2011 | Serving 1064 members

Welcome to Symantec Deployment and Imaging group!

This relaunched page is the one stop place for all things relating to Deployment and Imaging.

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Content on this page includes:

  • New product announcements
  • How to videos and articles 
  • Product features under consideration (note some new features are confidential and cannot be shared)

A team of Symantec deployment and imaging experts will monitor content posted to this group and highlight the most useful information so it's easy to find. This team will also post content such as how to videos and sample tasks to make getting the most out of Deployment Solution and Ghost Solution Suite easier than ever. Members of this group will have access to configuration guidelines and best practices, valuable how to videos, and sample jobs and tasks that can be quickly leveraged to help you get the most out of Symantec's deployment and imaging technologies.

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Release overview

Current releases 

Deployment Solution 8.1 (Release Notes, Landing Page)

Ghost Solution Suite 3.2 (Release Notes, Landing Page

Notable end of life dates

Deployment Solution 6.9 - Dec 2016) (note that Ghost Solution Suite has incorporated the technology of DS 6.9 and is a direct like for like upgrade, contact sales about our ongoing license migration promotion)

Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 - June 2016


Current features under consideration

(Click for more details where available and give us your feedback, we want to hear from you!)

Deployment Solution and Ghost Solution Suite 

Native .WIM (DISM) support

Full 4k Drive Support (mostly complete)

Driver Management improvements

Speed and performance improvements (Current focus area, especially imaging performance)

Better support for Windows 10 install


Endpoint provisioining

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Deployment Solution specific

CEM support for Imaging 

Windows 2016 Site Server Support

Improved support for hosting DS on AWS

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Ghost Solution Suite specific 

Ghost Solution Suite Web console (recompile the DS 6.9 web console with new .NET) (Currently under development)

GSS Secure Disk Disposal service (details to follow)

Console Idle timeout (for improved scalability when using remote full consoles) (Planned to be available in RU5)

CentOS support (Mostly complete)

Mac Imaging (not seeing a lot of demand for this, please private message me if interested)

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(note these features are just at the concept phase and may not be delivered)

Send us an enhancement here (make sure you choose the correct product)


OS and Platform Support updates

Deployment Solution and Ghost Solution Suite Support Matrix

Recent updates:

  • RHEL 7
  • 4k Sector Drive Support (as storage location for images only)
  • RHEL 6.6
  • RHEL 5.11
  • Windows 10 Redstone 1
  • OS X 10.11
  • OS X 10.12

Recently deprecated:

  • Windows 2008 Core
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0 (vSphere)
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.0
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 x86_64
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 x86_64
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • Debian Linux 5 (and prior) Stable
  • NetWare 6.5


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Group Activity

New discussion 16 Jan 2019
Release notes are available at the following URL:
New video 02 Jan 2019
Exploring some of the advanced options for harnessing the power of the Gss console for deployment.  How to configure initial deployment