How to use DeployAnywhere in Deployment Solution to replace the HAL, NIC driver, and mass storage drivers

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Article ID: 181677

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Question
How do I use the DeployAnywhere feature in Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1?

Answer

DeployAnywhere works by deleting the existing HAL.dll in a Windows* operating system and then deploying a NIC driver and mass storage driver to rebuild the HAL.dll on the first reboot.

Requirements

  • Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1
  • Any image created with RapiDeploy, Ghost, or ImageX
  • Windows PE Automation Environment

Steps to complete
  1. Create an image with RapiDeploy, Ghost, or ImageX.
  2. Create a Distribute Image task and check Use DeployAnywhere hardware independent imaging in the Configuration section of the task.
  3. Check Prepare Using Sysprep.
  4. Assign the Image Task with DeployAnywhere settings.

Possible troubleshooting steps:

  • Computer is stuck in reboot loop after imaging with DeployAnywhere; see article 44317.
  • How to test for drivers in driver database; see article 44319.