|DeployAnywhere (DA) command line switches:|
This switch should be used to indicate the location of the OS to be retargeted. An example: /target=c:
/target=<fully qualified local path to active windows partition to be re-targeted | ghost positional notation specifying active windows partition to be retargeted >
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.
If there are errors then they will be logged to GhDplyAw32.txt in the Current Working Directory (CWD).
* This file is always overwritten
* This file is never deleted
This switch is used to indicate the location of the Deploy Anywhere Driver Database. An example: /ddb=d:\windrivers
/ddb=<fully qualified local path to the driver database>
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
Run in ‘evaluate’ mode – does not change the target in any way. i.e. it doesn’t perform the actual retargeting.
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
Outputs missing driver information to driver_list.txt in DAs CWD
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]
Produces very verbose logging to GhDplyAw32.txt. By default this file is in the current working directory and it is overwritten each time it is created. each time it is created.
* The file is overwritten
* Is never deleted by DA
/logPath=<fully qualified path to where the DA log files will be written>
The path to ghdplyaw32.txt and driver_list.txt are affected by this parameter.
May be used with /logId
/logId=<string which will be prepended to the log file names>
The names of ghdplyaw32.txt and driver_list.txt are affected by this parameter.
May be used with /logPath
This switch is used to locate the drive letter that Windows is installed on