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Deployment and Imaging

Public Group | Founded: 09 Mar 2011 | Serving 970 members

Welcome to Symantec Deployment and Imaging group!

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

COMING VERY SOON (we're just working on putting the landing page live!) Windows 10 Migration Whitepaper - a detailed guide to how to kick start your Windows 10 migration with Symantec.

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

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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

1703 WinPE support

Full 4k Drive Support

Driver Management improvements

Speed and performance improvements

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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)

GSS Secure Disk Disposal service (details to follow)

Console Idle timeout (for improved scalability when using remote full consoles)

CentOS support

Mac Imaging

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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)

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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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Outstanding Articles
How To Videos

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New video 03 Jan 2017
This is a how to video on installing Package Service on a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise computer. A package server is the one which has a package service installed and enabled on it. Package Servers work with Notification Server as local file servers for ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
Uhh - after further review, I've decided to re-release this video and I'm working on an update.  Consider this a draft.  It's a little chaotic in direction and I'd like to add a few things.  We'll be updating this ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
In this section of the video series, we're talking about more you can do to customize the solution to your own needs.  This particular video is the first of three videos talking about Hardware Independent Imaging, or HII.  The three ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
This is part 4 of 4 videos to accompany the document Putting It All Together: Getting Started (Quick Start) Guide. The first two videos covered configuring SMP and the Console, Configuring DS, and ensuring you have a working Site Server. ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
This 20 minute video shows you how to troubleshoot various package issues that may arise with Deployment Solution, including a few known issues and how to fix them.  The video covers: Images missing from package servers Invalid packages on ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
This 18 minute video shows you how to troubleshoot within WinPE.  We don't cover troubleshooting specific tasks within WinPE (e.g. DA or Deploy Image tasks), but this will show you how to find any information you may need while ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
This is part 1 of 4 videos to accompany the document Putting It All Together: Getting Started (Quick Start) Guide for Deployment Solution 7.1. The Quick Start guide is designed to bring someone new to fully utilizing the product in a test or very ...
New video 03 Jan 2017
This is part 2 of 4 videos to accompany the document Putting It All Together: Getting Started (Quick Start) Guide for Deployment Solution 7.1. The Quick Start guide is designed to bring someone new to fully utilizing the product in a test or very ...