2 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2010 3:12 PM by ramesh_n_raj

    Install an application to an existing master image


      Hi Team,


      I have setup a machine manually, installed the desired applications manually and captured that image. This is Windows 7 x64 bit Operating System. Now if a situation raises tomorrow wherein i may need to add more applications, is there a way for me to simply automate this image by injecting some scripts or some methods to install the new application to the existing image without having to rebuild the master image from the scratch?


      If so, could you please guide me on how to do that, so that I can test by injecting a new application to the image and try deploying.



      Thanks in Advance,




        • 1. Re: Install an application to an existing master image
          EMiranda Expert

          how are you deploying the image?  OSD or Provisioning.


          Provisioning would be as simple as adding the software distribution packages into your provisioning template under the system configuration



          if you are doing OSD, its a little more sophisticated but it can be done.  All you would need to do is copy the files you want to install into your image during OSD at the end of your OSD script (or inject them directly into the image if you use ghost or imagex) and then modify your sysprep to run the commands.  You launch commands in the RunSynchronous section of sysprep.  You can either add/remove commands or just have one command that calls a batch file like setup.bat  and modify your commands in that bat file.

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          • 2. Re: Install an application to an existing master image

            Hi Emiranda,


            Thanks a lot for the quick response.


            I am doing an OSD and am using Imagew V2. Could you please help me with detailed steps on how to do this. I am new to deployment.


            Thanks in advance