What switches can be used when using the DeployAnywhere?
The following switches are available:
Be aware that these switches are Case Sensitive and must be put in exactly as they are shown.
The diagnostic switches should be used with the build 2166 (or later) of DeployAnywhere. DeployAnywhere build 2166 (GhDplyAw.exe) can be downloaded from this site:
Password - 2166
|DeployAnywhere (DA) command line switches:
This switch is mandatory [it is the only one that is]
/target=c: [DA searches c: for a suitable target]
If /target is specified using a drive letter, it must be the drive letter as seen from the PreOS.
If positional notation is used DA will translate from the positional notation to the driver letter currently pointing to that physical partition. In GSS 2.5 DA uses GhConfig32.exe to perform the translation.
If /eval is not specified with /target then the target OS will be modified. If the retargeting does not succeed the target is left in an indeterminate state and the target may need to be re-imaged before another attempt at retargeting can be made.
This switch is used to indicate the location of the Deploy Anywhere Driver Database. An example: /ddb=d:\windrivers
Network drives need to be mapped using ‘net use’ command.
Not specifying /ddb is equivalent to saying "do not use a driver database"
Performs an evaluation of the restored OS to ensure that mass storage controller driver and NIC drivers required for the retargeting to take place are present in the driver database
Requires /target to be specified
May be used with or without /ddb.
If /ddb is not specified then /eval will report all critical drivers missing from the target
If /ddb is specified then /eval will report all critical drivers missing from the target that are not in the driver database
Cannot be used with both /eval and /debug but can be used with either
In GSS 2.5 this switch is used to run DA from the Ghost console
m=Y [mandatory – always Y for critical devices]
i= type = RETARGET_NETWORK_DEVICE PCI ID = PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_10BD&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02 Desc = @oem36.inf,%e10bdnc.devicedesc%;Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection [the information in a more presentable format]
t=N [type N==network, S==storage]
* The file is overwritten
* Is never deleted by DA
The path to ghdplyaw32.txt and driver_list.txt are affected by this parameter.
May be used with /logId
The names of ghdplyaw32.txt and driver_list.txt are affected by this parameter.