Vorbereitungen und Voraussetzungen

  • Familiarity with deploying operating systems using Configuration Manager 2007/2012.
  • You should have Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later, installed on the server. For details on how to download and install Configuration Manager, see the Microsoft TechNet site at technet.microsoft.com.
  • Server should have at least 100 MB of free disk space to install and use the Dell Server Deployment Pack.
  • On systems running Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, download and apply the hotfix provided in the Microsoft knowledge base articles KB970170 and KB961105. For more information see, support.microsoft.com.
  • On systems running Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, download and apply the hotfix provided in the  Microsoft knowledge base articles KB979492 and KB978754. For more information see, support.microsoft.com.


Installation

  1. Download the Dell_Server_Deployment_Pack_v2.0_for_Configuration_Manager_Axx.exe (where xx is the  Dell Server Deployment Pack release number.)
  2. Run the .exe file and specify a path to extract the contents of the self extractable zip file, for example,  C:\DSDP. The  Dell_Server_Deployment_Pack_v2.0_for_Configuration_Manager_Axx.msi (where xx is the Dell Server Deployment Pack release number) and DTK4.x-WINPE-xx.exe (where xx is the DTK build number) files will be extracted to the Dell_Server_Deployment_Pack_v2.0_for_Configuration_Manager folder in the specified path.
  3. Open the command prompt using the Run As Administrator option, navigate to the MSI location, and  launch the MSI through the command prompt.
  4. The Welcome screen for Dell Server Deployment Pack is displayed. Click Next.
  5. The license agreement is displayed. Accept the license terms after reading them, and click Next.
  6. If the Configuration Manager console is running, a message displays that it needs to close for the  installation to continue. Click Next to close the Configuration Manager console automatically.
  7. The Ready to Install the Program screen is displayed. Click Install.
  8. The Installing Dell Server Deployment pack for Configuration Manager progress screen is displayed.
  9. The Installation Completed Successfully screen is displayed. Click Finish.
Dell Server Deployment Pack is installed on your server.


Upgrading Dell Server Deployment Pack

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The upgrade option is available only on systems running Configuration Manager 2007.

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Task sequences created from a previous version of Dell Server Deployment Pack will cease to work. For information on how to make these task sequences work, see the Troubleshooting section of the Dell Server Deployment Pack Version 2.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager User’s Guide on Dell Deployment Pack Online Docs.

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The upgrade option is not available for systems with DSDP version 1.0. It is recommended that you upgrade to DSDP version 1.2 and then upgrade to DSDP version 2.0. For more information on upgrading to DSDP 1.2 see, the Dell Server Deployment Pack Version 1.2 for Microsoft System Center  Configuration Manager User's Guide on Dell Deployment Pack Online Docs

  • Run the .msi. A message confirming whether you want to upgrade to a newer version is displayed. Click Yes.
  • The Welcome screen for Dell Server Deployment Pack is displayed. Click Next.
  • The license agreement is displayed. Accept the license terms after reading them, and click Next.
  • If Configuration Manager console is running, a message displays that it needs to close for the installation to continue. Click Yes to close the Configuration Manager console and proceed with the installation.
  • The Remove/Retain Dell Deployment ToolKit (DTK) utilities and Windows PE drivers screen is displayed with the following options:
    • Retain Dell Deployment ToolKit (DTK) utilities and Windows PE drivers — Select this option to retain the DTK utilities and Windows PE drivers imported in to Configuration Manager during the previous installation of Dell Server Deployment Pack.
    • Remove Dell Deployment ToolKit (DTK) utilities and Windows PE drivers — Select this option to remove the DTK utilities and Windows PE drivers imported in to Configuration Manager during the previous installation of Dell Server Deployment Pack.
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If you select Remove Dell Deployment ToolKit (DTK) utilities and Windows PE drivers, use the Deployment ToolKit Configuration Wizard to import the DTK package and create Dell boot images, after the installation. For more information on creating Dell boot images, see the Importing a DTK Package section of the Dell Server Deployment Pack Version 2.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager User’s Guide on dell.com/support.

  • Click Next.
  • The Ready to Install the Program screen is displayed. Click Install. The Installing Dell Server Deployment pack for Configuration Manager progress screen is displayed.
  • If a boot image is already present, a message is displayed asking if you want to delete the boot images previously created, select a choice to proceed.
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This message is displayed only when updating from DSDP v1.2.


  • The Installation Completed Successfully screen is displayed. Click Finish.
Once the installation is complete, use the Deployment ToolKit Configuration Wizard to import the DTK4.x-WINPE-xx.exe (where xx is the DTK build number).


Troubleshooting

  • Review installation logs here:
    For Configuration Manager 2007: <Configuration Manager 2007 SiteInstallDir>\AdminUI\XmlStorage\Extensions\bin\Deployment\Dell\PowerEdge\setup

    For Configuration Manager 2012: <Configuration Manager 2012 AdminConsoleInstallDir>\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\bin\Deployment\Dell\PowerEdge\setup
  • As the DSDP is an integration into Configuration Manager, there is no program group or shortcuts on the start menu - You can review Add/Remove Programs to confirm (or uninstall) the DSDP.