Installing with prebuilt Windows PE environment

This section describes the requirements and method for installing the Toolkit by using a prebuilt Windows PE 2.1 environment.


To install the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition by using a prebuilt Windows PE 2.1 environment, you will need the following files:
  • Altiris Deployment Solution, obtained from one of the following locations:
    • Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4 or SP5 with the Windows PE 2.1 environments provided by Altiris already installed, with the following executable files:
      • Altiris_DS_Preboot_WinPE2.1_x86.exe
      • Altiris_DS_Preboot_WinPE2.1_x64.exe - required only for deployment of x64 operating systems
    • Hewlett Packard Rapid Deployment Pack 3.81 or later
  • Toolkit, extracted to the Deployment Server folder. The default location of the folder is C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\.

Installing the Scripting Toolkit

To integrate the Toolkit into the Altiris Deployment Solution, follow these steps:
  1. If you want to suppress prompts or suppress the display of user settings before installing the Scripting Toolkit into Altiris Deployment Solution, open the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.ini file and modify the appropriate values shown in the following table.
    Table 1. Build settings
    Value Description
    Section: [SGTKWinPE Build Settings]
    TK_Build_SuppressPrompts Suppress interactive prompts that pause the process to enable the user settings to be read after they are displayed. Valid values are:
    • Yes
    • No
    Note: Interactive prompts regarding required removal of jobs during upgrade or reinstallion scenarios are always displayed.
    TK_Build_DisplayBuildSettings Display the user settings before installing the Toolkit into Altiris Deployment Solution. Valid values are:
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Open a command window and change the current directory to the directory containing the Altiris_SGTKWinPE.cmd file. The default file location is C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\sgdeploy\SGTKWinPE\Altiris\Altiris_SGTKWinPE.cmd.
  3. At the command prompt, 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, 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.

Depending upon the server setup, this process can take between 5 and 20 minutes to complete. 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, as shown in this example:IBM ServerGuide Toolkit, Windows Edition 2.1 (yyyy-mm-dd)