How to rename an OS image in Deployment Solution 7.x & 8.x
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How to rename an OS image in Deployment Solution 7.x & 8.x


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Deployment Solution


 There is no place in the Symantec Management Console to rename an OS image. 


Deployment Solution 8.x


It can be accomplished using the following procedure:

1) Open the image in the image explorer. That could be Ghostexp or imgexp. The explorers are found under 'ghost' or 'rdeploy' typically at:

    7.1 - C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler.
    7.5 & newer - "C:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\Imaging\ghost\x86\GhostExp86.exe"
                   -or- "C:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\Imaging\ghost\x64\GhostExp64.exe"

2) Save the image under the new name. This wil be a temporary version of the OS file.

3) Use the Resource Import Tool to import the new version of the image. Note: Typically, images for deployment are prepared using Sysprep.

    "C:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\Tools\ResourceImportTool.exe"

4) Delete the original image and the temporary version. The ResourceImportTool makes a separate copy of the image file.
    The original image location can be found by looking at the image package location in console under 'All Settings > Settings > Deployment > Disk Images'

5) Remove the resource for the older version of the image. This is located in the console under 'Manage > Resource'. 
    From the dropdown locate 'Software Component' and then select 'Image Resource'. 
    Find the listing for the old version of the OS image. Click OK and delete.