How to import images from Ghost Solution Suite to Deployment Solution 8.x?
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How to import images from Ghost Solution Suite to Deployment Solution 8.x?


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How to use the images which are created with Ghost Solution Suite (GSS) 3.x in Deployment Solution (DS) 8.x?
In Deployment Solution 8.x, how to move an image from one storage location to another?



Importing images created with GSS 3.x into DS 8.x can be done using a utility named ResourceImportTool.exe. It is important to note that if the Symantec Management Agent (SMA) is not installed in the image, that when it is booted the first time, any post-configuration tasks will not run because the agent cannot communicate with Symantec Management Platform (SMP) or DS server.  The agent could possibly be injected, but to recommend recapturing the image after adding the SMA and the Deployment plug-in.

The ResourceImportTool.exe tool is located in the "\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\Tools" folder. When this tool is run, a command prompt and GUI interface are opened. The import tool lets to select the image to import using a standard path or using a URL to a HTTP location. Check if the image was prepared using Microsoft's Sysprep tool and the type of operating system the image contains.
Important: The OS selection is critical to a successful image import.

Additional Information

 Also refer to "How to re-import Image files after migrating to a new SMP Server"