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Deployment and Imaging

Public Group | Founded: 09 Mar 2011 | Serving 950 members

Welcome to Symantec Deployment and Imaging group!

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

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 8.0 HF5 (Release Notes, Landing Page)

Ghost Solution Suite 3.1 MP5 (Release Notes, Landing Page)

Upcoming releases

Deployment Solution 8.1 (estimated Q2 2017)

Ghost Solution Suite 3.2 (estimated Q2 2017)

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 and to give feedback, we want to hear from you!)

Deployment Solution and Ghost Solution Suite 

Native .WIM (DISM) support (details to follow)

Deployment Solution specific

CEM support for Imaging (details to follow)

Ghost Solution Suite specific 

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

GSS Secure Disk Disposal service (details to follow)


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 (Deploy 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


Our favourite links

ITMS 7.5 Videos on Deployment Solution
Outstanding Articles
How To Videos

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Group Activity

New discussion 29 Jul 2015
Find recently updated articles, videos and downloads that help solve the most common problems related to Symantec Deployment Solution on this Enterprise Support Page: Deployment Solution
New blog entry 27 Jul 2015
On June 1, 2015, we announced the general availability of Ghost Solution Suite 3.0. This new release includes many exciting new features including: Updated and expanded OS, hardware, and database support Upgraded WinPE support Introduction of the ...
New blog entry 27 Jul 2015
Please find below the most frequently asked GSS 3.0 licensing questions: Q. We are current on maintenance for Ghost Solution Suite 2.5. Can we upgrade to Ghost Solution Suite 3.0 for free? A. Yes. Customers current on maintenance for Ghost Solution ...
New blog entry 24 Jul 2015
Please find below the most frequently asked GSS 3.0 Automation/PXE questions: Q: Is there any intent to bring over the 'Automation Folder' concept from 7.6 for those that don't want to use PXE? A: We have automation partition functionllaity already ...
New blog entry 21 Jul 2015
Please find below the most frequently asked GSS 3.0 sales/purchasing questions: Q: Do you have a link to a document describing differences between Altiris 7.x & GSS 3? A: We don’t have a published document yet but the best way to think about the ...
New blog entry 21 Jul 2015
Please find below the most frequently asked GSS 3.0 Install/Upgrade/Setup questions: Q: Is there an in-place upgrade to DS 6.9 or is this going to require a wipe and re-install? A: Yes, full in-place upgrade from DS 6.9 SP6.   Q: How do I ...
New blog entry 21 Jul 2015
Here at Symantec Product Management we wanted to share answers to some of the great questions we have been getting around Ghost Solution Suite 3.0. Please feel free to ask more and we'll try to answer them as quickly as possible. Strategy ...