When running Deployment Solution on a server that has multiple drives on the server, the image store is often stored on a different drive that where the Deployment server is installed to. Many times, users will map an extra drive to the image store so that they can then put images into and pull images out of this share. Is there an easier way to do this that does not require mapping extra drives?
The following will assume that the server has a C drive of 40 GB, a D drive of 30 GB, and an E drive of 500 GB. The Deployment Server is installed on the D drive as a default install (Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\). The image store is on the E drive.
There are two ways to go about setting up the image store. One is to set up the Deployment Server so that it sees it as another share and create a drive mapping to access the E drive so that there are two drive mappings in the automation partition or in the PXE boot image.The other way is to create an alias for the E drive. Creating an Alias will not interfere with any mappings that have been created for the E drive. It is just another way the E drive is known.
Browse to the C:\Program files\Altiris\eXpress\deployment server\images folder or the location of where the default eXpress share is located. (Make sure that there are no files or directories under the Images directory.) Cut all files and folders out of this directory and paste to another. When you are finished then copy the folder back.
This will only work on Virtual Drives on the same box.