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After a hotfix is applied, Ghost and DeployAnywhere files are not updated in the SBS OEM folder structure


Article ID: 161681


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Deployment Solution


When a hotfix is applied to a system that contains updates to Ghost and DeployAnywhere files, customers need to recreate their SBS preboots to include the updated files.  A defect has been discovered in the SBS build process where the Ghost and Deploy Anywhere files do NOT get updated in the SBS directory paths(see below) as they should and therefore do NOT get included in the SBS preboots:


C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\SBS\Bootwiz\ {374E1C49-4F58-4F5C-8D51- 07A30F0D44AD}\cache\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe\x64\Base\Program Files\Symantec\Deployment

C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\SBS\Bootwiz\ {374E1C49-4F58-4F5C-8D51- 07A30F0D44AD}\cache\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe\x86\Base\Program Files\Symantec\Deployment


Since the updated files do not get copied to the aforementioned directories, customers SBS preboots will contain old Ghost and DeployAnywhere which can cause numerous issues with UEFI and Surface Pro 2/3 systems.

No error is displayed in the UI or in any logs when this occurs.  Customers may note that Ghost doesn't properly work with UEFI systems and that DA doesn't work properly with USB 3.0 drivers.


SBS code was not copying files to the aforementioned directories.



Run attached PFInstaller to install the pointfix on your NBS Servers. Then rebuild your PXE environments.



Applies To

All DS 7.5 builds up to and included DS 7.5 SP1 HF5

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