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Automated Stand-Alone deployment.

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Would like to be able to deploy our master image using a USB drive (no network), but in an automated fashion.

I don't want the user to have to go through and setup the template, only perhaps a confirmation that they're about to deploy the image.

Can this be done with Snap Deploy?

 

Thanks,

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Hello Doug,

You can create a bootable media with the predefined deployment template using instructions https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ASD5/index.html#135… 

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Keep in mind that I need to do this in 'Stand-alone' from USB with no network connection. Will this method still work?

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Hello Doug,

I've discussed your scenario with the product team -  user-initiated deployment won't work without connection to Acronis Deploy Server.

The only way to perform deployment in an isolated environment is using Acronis Snap Deploy 5 Standalone Utility -  a bootable component that enables fully-functional deployment with a GUI on a stand-alone machine (a machine isolated from the network or included in a network without Acronis Snap Deploy 5 infrastructure). However, a user will need to configure a deployment task manually. The deployment template cannot be saved because the stand-alone utility does not access to the Deploy Server.

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I did this once with a usb rubber ducky, it can automate keyboard input and everything in the stand alone can be done with a keyboard.

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Another option might be testing the bootable media of Acronis Backup 12.5 that supports custom scripting. For more information see https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/AcronisBackup_12.5/index.html#39713.html

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Acronis doesn't have a built-in way, but if you have a WinPE .WIM loaded with Acronis, you can use asdcmd.exe to deploy images automatically. You can use the Create PE Media wizard that Acronis comes with to make this WIM. You'll need the Windows 10 ADK installed for this.

Simply add a command to startnet.cmd that automatically images the drive. Startnet.cmd is run automatically on WinPE boot. You can also add commands to reboot or shutdown the machine afterwards.

Add the following line to startnet.cmd:

"x:\Program Files\Acronis\SnapDeploy\asdcmd.exe" /deploy /filename:d:\[whatever_image.tib] /harddisk:1 /target_harddisk:1

Then simply make a USB thumb drive with the WinPE WIM:

copype amd64 C:\WinPE_amd64

Copy your WIM fileto in C:\WinPE_amd64\media\sources\boot.wim. Rename your WIM to boot.wim if it isn't so named.

MakeWinPEMedia /UFD C:\WinPE_amd64 V:

V: is the thumb drive

Then booting from the drive, it will automatically load up WinPE and run your startnet.cmd which will run your asdcmd.exe imaging command.