DS7.1: How to use HTTP ONLY to deploy images.

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Using Deployment Solution 7.1, how can we deploy RDeploy Images using HTTP only, such as in an environment where SMB is disabled?

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To enable image deployment via HTTP only, you will need to first open the basic client communication ports. Second, you will include RDeploy in your WinPE and Linux preboot images. Third, you will configure IIS to allow image uploads and downloads via HTTP. Fourth, you will create run script tasks to capture and deploy images using RDeploy via HTTP.

  1. Open the basic client communication ports.

  2. Include RDeploy in your WinPE and Linux preboot images.

    On your Notification Server and each server with Deployment Site Server Components installed, run the following commands either in the command prompt or as a batch file.
    SET TaskHandlerPath=C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\rdeploy\RDeployt.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x86\Base\RDeployt.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\rdeploy\x64\RDeployt.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x64\Base\RDeployt.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\rdeploy\firm.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x86\Base\firm.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\rdeploy\x64\firm.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x64\Base\firm.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\ghost\GhRegEdit32.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x86\Base\GhRegEdit.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\ghost\x64\GhRegEdit64.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x64\Base\GhRegEdit.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\ghost\GhConfig32.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x86\Base\GhConfig.exe"
    COPY /Y "%TaskHandlerPath%\ghost\x64\GhConfig64.exe" "%TaskHandlerPath%\bootwiz\oem\DS\winpe2\x64\Base\GhConfig.exe"

    You will then need to rebuild your automation environments to include the new files

  3. Configure IIS to allow image uploads and downloads via HTTP.

    a. Follow the instructions HOWTO25953(formerly KB Article 52233) to configure IIS 6 in Server 2003 for HTTP iamge upload and download.

          b. Follow the instructions TECH161430 to configure IIS 7.5 in Server 2008 R2 for HTTP image upload and download.