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Reboot Restore Rx Pro (formerly Drive Vaccine) Deployment Guide
Posted by Jester Santos on 25 Feb 2014

Reboot Restore Rx Pro (formerly Drive Vaccine) Deployment Whitepaper (for version 10.2 and up)
(please see attachment for version 9.1)


Five Ways to Deploy Reboot Restore Rx Pro

Reboot Restore Rx Pro is designed with enterprise requirements in mind. To meet the demand of various scale enterprise clients, Reboot Restore Rx Pro provides five deployment methods ranging from individual workstation setup to company wide deployment.

1. Single Setup: Install Reboot Restore Rx Pro on individual workstations with the setup CD or electronic download. 
2. Network Setup: Install Reboot Restore Rx Pro from a network share folder with pre-configured program settings, or using a network software deployment tool to distribute Reboot Restore Rx Pro. 
3. Script Setup or Unattended Setup: Push out Reboot Restore Rx Pro with a client script which runs automatically when the client PCs log onto the network. 
4. Deploy Reboot Restore Rx Pro In a System Image: Include Reboot Restore Rx Pro in a system image and roll it out with the operating system deployment using a drive imaging utility such as Symantec’s Norton Ghost.
5. Create and Deploy Using an MSI: Install Reboot Restore Rx Pro with an MSI executable using preconfigured settings.


Single Setup

To install Reboot Restore Rx Pro on individual workstations, follow these typical 
setup procedures:

1. Unzip the installer package.

2. Go to folder “Drive Vaccine” and run setup.

3. Select Typical or Custom Setup at the setup selection menu and follow the on-screen instructions.


Network Setup

If you need to setup Reboot Restore Rx Pro on multiple PCs on a network, to eliminate the hassle of carrying a CD around to setup each PC, Reboot Restore Rx Pro allows you to run the setup from a network share. Follow these general guidelines to install Reboot Restore Rx Pro over the network:

1. Copy all Drive Vaccine files from the extracted zip files into a folder on your server and create a share for the folder. 
2. Create a Setup INI File (SETUP.INI) with the SETUP INI Wizard utility provided in the Deployment Tools folder of the Drive Vaccine installer package. Place the SETUP.INI file into the folder containing Reboot Restore Rx Pro program files created in Step 1. 
3. Open the SETUP.INI file in Notepad, scroll down to [Advanced.Partition], delete all lines underneath it and write in “ProtectDrives=systemonly” to have the SETUP.INI file protect the C: drive, or enter “ProtectDrives=all” to cover all drives. This is important, as when the INI file is created it will read the drive it was created on, including specific information related to that drive. By editing in either of these lines it ensures deployment onto any other drive will be successful.
4. To install Reboot Restore Rx Pro on a workstation, access the shared folder from the workstation and run Setup.exe
5. Select “Unattended Setup” option at the setup selection menu. Unattended Setup will read-in the setup parameters (such as product ID, password, protection type, program settings and installation directory) from the SETUP.INI file that has been configured in Step 2 above. At the end of the setup the user will be asked to restart the computer.

If you use a network software deployment tool such as Microsoft SMS server, Novell ZENworks, etc., to deploy our software, please follow these guidelines:

1. Create a BEFORE snapshot of the system with the software deployment application. 
2. Create a folder called Setup on the root of the C drive and copy all of the Reboot Restore Rx Pro program files into the folder. 
3. Create a SETUP.INI file as aforementioned in Step 2. 
4. Place SetAutoSetup.exe (which can be found in the Deployment Tools folder on the installer package) into the Setup folder and double click to run it. SetAutoSetup.exe will write some deployment settings into the system registry.

5. Run the software deployment application again to create an AFTER snapshot and create the software deployment package. 
6. Deploy the software package and reboot the client system.

Setup with Scripts (Unattended Setup)

For some network administrators who prefer to use client side scripts to deploy new applications to workstations, Reboot Restore Rx Pro can also be easily integrated into their custom scripting install scenario. Follow these general guidelines to deploy Reboot Restore Rx Pro within a network script:

1. Copy Reboot Restore Rx Pro files from the installer package into a folder on your server and create a network share for the folder. 
2. Create a Setup INI File (SETUP.INI) with the SETUP INI Wizard utility provided in the Deployment Tools folder of the Drive Vaccine installer package. Place the SETUP.INI file into the folder with the Reboot Restore Rx Pro program files created in Step 1. 
3. To use a client side script to install Reboot Restore Rx Pro when clients log on, include “setup.exe /s” within the setup script. Setup /s allows Reboot Restore Rx Pro setup wizard to silently read-in the setup parameter from the SETUP.INI file configured in Step 2.

4. Open the SETUP.INI file in Notepad, scroll down to [Advanced.Partition], delete the lines underneath it and write in “ProtectDrives=systemonly” to have the SETUP.INI file protect the C: drive, or enter “ProtectDrives=all” to cover all drives. This is important, as when the INI file is created it will read the drive it was created on, including specific information related to that drive. By editing in either of these lines it ensures deployment onto any other drive will be successful.

5. Please test the installation file and ensure it works as intended by running an installation with the SETUP.INI file.

No user intervention is required during the silent setup. Setup will restart the computer automatically at the end. If you do not wish to restart the computer automatically at the end of the setup, add “/norestart” to the “setup.exe /s” command.


Deploy Reboot Restore Rx Pro In a System Imag
e

Reboot Restore Rx Pro can also be included in a system image and rolled out with the operating system deployment, such as one created with Norton Ghost or a similar utility. However, due to Reboot Restore Rx Pro’ security design, some of the program’s features do not exist in a visible file format. Instead they exist as bits and bytes on the physical sectors of the hard drive. Therefore the typical Ghost approach of imaging all files on the hard drive to create a system image will not be able to include all Reboot Restore Rx Pro components. Please follow these guidelines to prepare a hard disk for imaging including Reboot Restore Rx Pro:

1. Copy Reboot Restore Rx Pro program files from the installer package into a folder on the hard disk that you will use to create the system image (master image). Rename the folder as Setup. 
2. Create an Advanced Setup Configuration File (SETUP.INI) with the SETUP.INI Wizard utility provided in the Deployment Tools folder of the installer package. Place the SETUP.INI file into the setup folder created in Step 1. 
3. Open the SETUP.INI file in Notepad, scroll down to [Advanced.Partition], delete the lines underneath it and write in “ProtectDrives=systemonly” to have the SETUP.INI file protect the C: drive, or enter “ProtectDrives=all” to cover all drives. This is important, as when the INI file is created it will read the drive it was created on, including specific information related to that drive. By editing in either of these lines it ensures deployment onto any other drive will be successful.
4. Place the SetAutoSetup.exe utility, provided in the Deployment Tools folder of the installer package, into the Setup folder and double click to run it. SetAutoSetup.exe will write some deployment settings into the system registry. 
5. Now the hard disk is ready for imaging. Image the drive with a Windows based imaging application or reboot the PC to a CD to create an image of this hard disk containing Reboot Restore Rx Pro setup files. DO NOT reboot into Windows after running SetAutoSetup.exe which had created some registry entries to automatically start the Reboot Restore Rx Pro deployment process, rebooting into Windows will kick off the Reboot Restore Rx Pro auto-setup process.

The master image contains the Reboot Restore Rx Pro deployment package rather than the already-installed Reboot Restore Rx Pro program. Once the master image is dumped onto a hard disk, at the first startup, SetAutoSetup.exe generated registry entries will trigger the Reboot Restore Rx Pro deployment process. This process is silent and transparent to the users. Setup reads in the program parameters from the SETUP.INI file configured in the previous step without any user interaction. At the end of the setup, SetAutoSetup.exe will automatically remove the Reboot Restore Rx Pro setup files and restart the system.


MSI Deployment

If the best option for you and/or your organization is to create and deploy using an MSI file, then please click on the following links for a full set of instructions.
You will need to download the MSI creation tool, which you can grab by clicking on this link

Please follow this link for full instructions on creation and deployment of an MSI package: http://support.horizondatasys.com/Troubleshooter/Step/View/7


Contact Us

If you encounter any issues or have additional questions please contact our support team at http://support.horizondatasys.com and Submit a Ticket.

 



Attachments 
 
 drive vaccine deployment guide for v10.x.pdf (79.68 KB)
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