Installing with Windows PE 2.1 build files

This section describes the process for installing the IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit with Altiris Deployment Solution by using the files required to build theWindows PE 2.1 environment.

Before you begin

To install the Toolkit into Altiris Deployment Solution and build the Windows PE 2.1 environment, you must have the following:
  • Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4 or SP5.
  • IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition extracted to the Deployment Server folder. The default location of the folder is C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\.
  • The English version of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008. The default location for WAIK is %ProgramFiles%\Windows AIK, normally C:\Program Files\Windows AIK. If you have installed the WAIK to a different location, you must modify the TK_Path_WAIK_Source variable to point to the new location.


To install the IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.ini file and modify the appropriate values shown in the table below. The default file location is C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\sgdeploy\SGTKWinPE\Altiris\Altiris_SGTKWinPE.ini
    Value Description
    [SGTKWinPE Build Settings]

    Suppress interactive prompts that pause the process to enable the user settings to be read after they are displayed.

    Default Value: No

    Note: Interactive prompts regarding required removal of jobs during upgrade or reinstallation scenarios are always displayed.

    Display the user settings before installing the Toolkit into Altiris Deployment Solution.

    Default Value: Yes


    Specifies the drive letter to use for the Altiris share in Windows PE.

    Valid values are the letters F through Z.

    Default: Y

    [SGTKWinPE Paths]
    TK_Path_WAIK_Source This variable has been deprecated. The AIK information is found automatically in the registry. You can uncomment this variable and use it to bypass the registry check, but it is not required.

    Default (if used): %ProgramFiles%\Windows AIK

  2. Open a command window and change the current directory to the directory containing the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.cmd file. The default location for the file is C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\sgdeploy\SGTKWinPE\Altiris\Altiris_SGTKWinPE.cmd.
  3. At the command window, enter the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.cmd command. It will automatically process the Toolkit settings in the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.ini file.
    Note: When you issue the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.cmd command, you will receive a security warning from Windows that the publisher could not be verified for theSetRamDiskSize.cmd script. This script is part of the Toolkit installation package, and you can safely run it.

    To avoid receiving this warning multiple times during the installation, clear the Always ask before opening this file check box.


The process can take between 5 and 20 minutes to complete depending on the server setup. Once completed, the Scripting Toolkit is integrated into Altiris Deployment Solution.

After the Scripting Toolkit is installed, there will be a new folder with the product name, version, and build ID under the Jobs frame in the Altiris Deployment Solution console, for example: IBM Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition 9.51.