Configuring the source server

This topic provides detailed information about configuring the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition source server.

ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition comes configured to use a set of defaults for access to the source server. If you do not want to use these defaults, you must change them in the .ini files used by the Toolkit, located in the sgdeploy\SGTKWinPE\ScenarioINIs directory.

Toolkit uses the following default settings:
  • Server name: sgtksrv
  • Shared directory name: sgshare
  • User ID and password: sgtk0clnt
These settings are only necessary for network share deployments. For more information about changing these settings, see Customizing source server settings.
This procedure lists the steps for configuring the source server.
Attention: A fully automated ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit CD, DVD, or USB solution has the ability to re-partition and reformat a system without warning. For best results and to avoid accidental loss of data, remove the CD, DVD, or USB key from the system boot order on the source server as soon as it is no longer required.
  1. To use the source server for network deployments, share the Toolkit folder on the network.
    For example: C:\sgshare. For local deployments, it is not necessary to share the Toolkit folder.
  2. Verify that the C:\sgshare folder is accessible to all the systems that require access on the network.
  3. Use the Toolkit Configuration Utility to add files to the source tree, by starting from a command prompt or by double-clicking it.
    TKConfig.exe is located in the sgdeploy\tkconfig directory. For more information, see Adding files to the source tree.
  4. Include or update the Windows answer file.
  5. Create a user ID and password that has access to the Toolkit folder.
    Toolkit uses the default value of sgtk0clnt for both the ID and the password.
  6. Optional: If you choose to use a different ID and password, you must change the ID and password values in the Network Settings section of the Toolkit Settings .ini file.
  7. Optional: If deployment scenarios will be built on a different system from the source server, the required System Enablement Packs (SEPs) must be installed on the source server before you perform a deployment.
    For more information about SEPs, see Downloading and installing System Enablement Packs (SEPs).