OS Deployment parameters

The following parameters are explained:

Configuration

Parameter

Description

Windows AIK Installation Path

The complete path of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK). If not path is specified the default installation path ( C:Program FilesWindows AIK ) is used.

Driver Root Folder

The complete path of the directory into which the drivers are copied to for later use. Format: [InstallDir]MasterdataOSDeploymentdrivers .

TFTP Local Path

The local full path of the TFTP server root directory, for example, C:PXETFTP .

TFTP UNC Path

Enter into this field the network path to the shared TFTP server directory, for example, [IP address OSD Manager]PXETFTP .

TFTP UNC Credentials

The login name to the share on the TFTP server.

Use the internal TFTP server

Check this box if you want to use the internal TFTP server of the OSD module instead of specifically configuring your own TFTP server. Only use this option if you do not have another TFTP server running. If another server is running see the Configure TFTP Server section of your OSD manual on how to configure your existing TFTP server for use with the BCM OSD functionality first.

Internal TFTP Status

Shows the current status of the internal TFTP server. If the status Executing is displayed the TFTP server runs as expected. If another TFTP server is running at the same time an error is displayed in the Status due to a conflict between the internal and external server.

Internal DHCP

Check this box if you want to use the DHCP gateway of the OSD module instead of specifically configuring your own DHCP server. In this case a DHCP gateway is installed that is redirecting the computers to the OSD manager and get installed, instead of adding the necessary options to your existing DHCP server. If you do not use this option make sure you have a DHCP server on a different machine that is configured as explained in the configuration options of the Prerequisites topic, preferably with the 066/067 options.

Internal DHCP Status

Shows the current status of the internal DHCP server. If the status Executing is displayed the DHCP server runs as expected. If any other status value is displayed check if the DHCP server is configured as explained in the prerequisites.

DHCP Server Address

The IP address or DNS name of the DHCP server which redirects the PXE requests to the local TFTP server. The DHCP server must have the protocol BOOTP activated.

Skip DHCP Check

If the DHCP server is installed on the same device as the OSD Manager device you must check this box, as the DHCP server cannot be verified in this case. This test verifies if the BOOTP protocol is activated on the DHCP server.

Status

Displays the configuration verification status of the OSD Manager. If the status is not OK you finds an error message to indicate which parameter is incorrect.

Project

Parameter

Description

Description

Optional free text field in which you may enter additional information regarding the object.

Architecture

Select the type of architecture the project is to deploy.

Operation after Installation

The possible actions which may be executed after the installation of the operating system has finished on the target. This option is not applicable to the Setup mode.

Target Drive

Select from this field the drive letter for/of the operating system. If the project is for a Vista setup, the selected target drive must exist in the disk configuration selected for the project.

Image

Parameter

Description

Description

Optional free text field in which you may enter additional information regarding the object.

Architecture

Select the type of architecture the image is to be applicable to.

Type

Select the image type, that is, which operating system type it is to deploy.

Location

The network path to the image or setup folder, where the image files are located, for example, the setup.exe file for a setup deployment. This directory may be located on any device in your network, as long as it can be accessed by the OSD Manager. Depending on the mode selected for the image this may be for example: 192.168.196.13Vista32 .

Connection Parameters

The login and password to be used by the deploying device to access the network location in the required mode, that is, read and write mode for WIM Capture, read and execute for all other modes. To enter the login information click the Edit button next to the non-editable fields. A Properties window appears on the screen in which you must enter the login name and corresponding password in the respective fields and reenter the password for confirmation. The login name must have one of the following formats: [domain name][user login] [local host name][user login] If the image share is located on the OSD Manager, the login and password MUST be the same to access this share as well as the access to the PXETFTP share. For security reasons the passwords is only displayed in the form of asterisks. To view the passwords you may also uncheck the Hide Passwords check box. Both password fields are now displayed in clear text format. To confirm the credentials click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Custom Image Command Line

This field contains the command required to deploy the image, for example, ghost32.exe -clone,mode .

Status

Displays the verification status of the image. If the status is not OK you finds an error message to indicate which parameter is incorrect.

Driver

Parameter

Description

Driver .inf File

Enter the name and path of the .inf file of the driver. This is the path on the local device (OSD Manager) and to be entered as such with the drive letter as well as the name of the file, for example, D:/Drivers/TEXTORM/chipset/Vista32/Ethernet/nvfd6032.inf . You can also indicate a path to a removable device, such as a DVD drive, as the driver files is copied to a specific directory in the BCM Deploy. To find the file in its directory structure click the Select button next to the field. The Driver File from [Device] window appears on the screen. Browse the directories to find the correct file, select it and then click the OK button to add it.

Name

The user access name. It is simply used as a display name, but it must be unique anyway.

Version

The release date and version of the driver.

Manufacturer

The company that created the driver.

Type

The type of hardware the driver enables.

Description

A brief description of the driver by the manufacturer.

Supported OS

The list of operating systems supported by the driver.

Supported Hardware

The list of hardware devices supported by the driver.

Deployment Driver

Indicates is the new driver is a deployment driver (WinPE driver).

Status

The driver import status.

Disk Configuration

Parameter

Description

Name

Enter a name for the new disk configuration, for example FullDisk_3Partitions .

Description

Optional field. If it is used it should be a brief descriptive entry of the disk and what it represents.

Size (GB)

The size of the disk. It is only used to estimate if the partitions overall size is sensible. It has no impact on the real disk.

Delete Disk Partitions

Defines if any partitions that already exist on the target device are deleted. This option should be used with caution, as any data on the disk is lost irretrievably if selected.

Disk Number

The physical disk number on the device, 0 indicating the first disk, 1 the second, etc.

Status

Displays the current status of the disk configuration. If the status is not OK, the error message indicates the incorrect parameter.

Disk Configuration: Partition

Parameter

Description

Name

Enter a name for the new partition, for example, Boot Partition .

Description

Optional field. If it is used it should be a brief descriptive entry of the partition and what it represents.

Format

The format of the partition. Select Do Not Format , if the disk is not to be formatted but to use the current configuration, such as to keep another partition type for Linux or to keep partitions with existing data.

Type

The type of the partition if formatting the partition. Operating systems should be installed on primary partitions.

Extend

Use this option if the defined disk partitions do not completely use up the available disk space. Possible values are Yes (extend partition), in this case the size fixed for the disk is ignored and the remaining disk space is added to the respective partition. If you select No (do not extend the partition) the remaining disk space can not be used. Only one partition per disk may be extended. As FAT-32 disks may not be larger than 32 GB, extending it over this limit generates an error.

Size (GB)

The size of the partition. It is ignored if the Extend option is set.

Label

The unique name of the partition, for example, SYSTEM, DATA or BACKUP .

Drive Letter

The logical drive letter from C to Z assigned to the drive, each letter may only be assigned once. You may assign the partition a specific drive letter, however, WinPE may change this after rebooting if this does not coincide with its internal sorting logic.

Active Partition

Defines if a partition is active, that is, if it is potentially bootable. This partition must be used to install the operating system on, which is to be booted. Only one partition can be active per disk.

Partition Number

The unique physical partition number on the disk the currently selected entry belongs to, 1 is the first partition, 2 the second, etc.

Target List

Parameter

Description

Description

Optional free text field in which you may enter additional information regarding the object.

Architecture

Select the type of architecture the target list is to be applicable to.

Unattended File

The complete path to the template of the unattended file that is to be used for the OS deployment if the deployment type is Setup . BCM Deploy provides such templates for Windows XP and later. To select the location of the file instead of manually entering it, click the Select button next to the field. Select the location of the file. Click OK to confirm.

Target List: Target Device: General Information

Parameter

Description

Name

The user access name. It is simply used as a display name, but it must be unique anyway.

Description

Optional free text field in which you may enter additional information regarding the object.

Architecture

Select the type of architecture the target list is to be applicable to.

Enabled

Defines if the target device is active, that is, if it recuperates the image or setup file to install. If a target device is disabled, it must be activated manually via this option. If the associated project is already active then the files is generated automatically, without rebuilding the project.

Target

Defines that an individual target device is defined as opposed to a subnet mask. Only one of the following parameters must be defined.

Mac Address

Enter into this field the current MAC address of the target device. This is the most precise information to identify the device and should be preferred to the other two following identification options. The MAC address may be entered in one of the following formats: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx or xxxxxxxxxxxx .

IP Address

Enter into this field the current IP address of the target device in its dotted notation. This option may be used if the MAC address is unknown and device is already running. In this case the respective target device tries to find its MAC address and provides this information.

DNS

Enter into this field the current DNS information of the target device. This option may be used if the MAC and IP addresses are unknown and device is already running. In this case the respective target device tries to find its IP address which in turn then searches for the MAC address and provides this information.

Description

This field displays the IP address for the subnet which contains the target devices. A new field next to the Name field appears in the window. You may enter into this field the way the device names within a subnetwork are automatically incremented. The default value here is 001 , that is, the name with the suffix 001, 002 , etc., for example, HQ001, HQ002, ... HQ099 . This option may only be used for setup and sysprep deployments.

PXE Subnet Filter

This is a filter in the format 192. or 192.168. or 192.168.0.* to easily target an entire subnet.

Target List: Target Device: Parameters

Parameter

Description

Edition

Select from the drop-down box the Windows edition that is being installed, for example, Windows Vista Enterprise. The listed editions have been automatically detected from the installation CD/DVD.

Language

Select from the drop-down box the language. This language setting is applicable to the setup, the operating system to be installed, the keyboard layout and the user locale. The listed languages have been automatically detected from the installation CD/DVD.

Product Key

Defines the preformatted input for the OS product key (for example: ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY ). Replace the standard key already entered in this field with the key provided by Microsoft on your installation DVD.

Dynamic IP

Select this radio button to dynamically assign the IP addresses for the devices. This option is only applicable to Setup projects.

Static IP

Select this radio button if the IP addresses are statically assigned to the devices. The following fields must be defined for static IP addressing:

IP Address

Enter into this field the current IP address of the target device in its dotted notation. This option may be used if the MAC address is unknown and device is already running. In this case the respective target device tries to find its MAC address and provides this information.

Subnet Mask

Enter into this field the subnet mask for the target device.

Gateway

Enter into this field the IP address of the gateway of the target device.

Preferred DNS Server

Enter into this field the IP address of the preferred DNS server of the target device.

Alternate DNS Server

Enter into this field the IP address of the alternate DNS server of the target device.

Target List: Target Device: Unattended Information

Parameter

Description

Screen Resolution

Defines the resolution in pixels of the target screen. The value in parenthesis behind the value indicates for which screen size the respective resolution is generally used.

Color Depth

Defines the color depth in bits per pixel of the target screen.

Refresh Rate (hz)

Defines the refresh rate in Hertz of the target screen (for example: 85 for CRT, 60 for LCD).

Resolution (DPI)

Defines the resolution in dpi that is to be used for the fonts displayed on the screen of the device to be installed.

Organization

Defines the name of your organization, for example, BMC Software .

Workgroup

The network workgroup of the target devices, for example, WORKGROUP . If you enter a value here and as well into the Domain field later on, this value is ignored.

Administrator Login

Enter into this field the login name to which is to be created for the newly installed OS with the full administrator rights accorded on the new device. For Vista and later versions this field is ignored, as the login name is predefined by Microsoft and can not be modified.

Administrator Password

Enter into this field the corresponding password. The default is PassworD123 and it fits most domain complexity policies.

User Login

Enter into this field the login name with which the user is to log on to his device which provides him with the required user rights. This parameter is only applicable to Vista and later.

User Password

Enter into this field the respective password to be used. This parameter is only applicable to Vista and later. The default is PassworD123 and it fits most domain complexity policies.

Time Zone

The timezone in which the target device is located.

Domain

Enter into this field the name of the domain the new device should belong to, for example, TESTLAB . If you entered a name for the workgroup above the domain value prevails.

Domain Administrator Name

Enter into this field the login name of the domain administrator with which he may access the new device without the domain prefix. for example, Administrator and not TESTLABAdministrator or .Administrator .

Domain Administrator Password

Enter the corresponding password. For security reasons the keyword is only displayed in the form of asterisks (*).

First Login Command

Defines the commands to be executed on the first login, this may be a path to a batch file to execute, for example, E:Apps.bat or cmd /c REGEDIT /S E:Appspatch.reg . This parameter is both applicable to Windows setup as well as sysprep.

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