What is the RDeploy -align switch?

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What is the RDeploy -align switch used for?

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The -align switch tells rdeploy how to align partitions: by cylinder (default), track, or none.

For example:

rdeployt.exe -align:cyl   (This is the default, so it's not necessary to pass this option in.)
OR
rdeployt.exe -align:track
OR
rdeployt.exe -align:none

A related new switch, -retainstart, was added within Deployment Server 6.9. This switch tells rdeploy to place the first partition in the same location it started on the original PC where the image was created. This can be used in rare situations where the first partition's start sector location is non-standard and the boot sectors or the operating system rely on the first partition starting at that non-standard location.