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[b]Server Deployment Scenario[/b]
[b]Automation Booting - ADD NEW COMPUTER[/b]

Hi.  I'm attempting to deploy a  pre-built JOB from Altiris console to a new DELL 1750 Server, with no OS, just the DRAC configured so far.

How to add a new computer account when all I have is the hardware MAC and an IP for the DRAC

DRAC:   000d56FEDE6B   (ip:  10.101.69.15)
NIC1:     000d56FEDE6C
NIC2:     000d56FEDE6D

I'm thinking the console first needs to be introduced to the new computer manually. I will then assign jobs to run on that computer at reboot, namely the Base Server Image linked jobs.  I will be using the REMOTE FLOPPY BOOT DRAC feature to provide the image which the server will boot from. (DRAC Floppy Boot is used in place of PXE boot as PXE uses DHCP broadcasts which are not allowed by the VLAN setup since the Altiris server and the Citrix Servers are on separate VLANS.)

Please help. Main question here is how to find and assign the new computer for Altiris so the jobs can run against it.
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You need to create a pre-boot disk image with the NIC drivers ( dos example) You can do this by create disk image.- name this menu option as dell disk image.
In DS make sure that you select - wait indefinetely and point to dell disk image ( menu option)

Turn your server on and it should goto pxe automatically.

You should make sure that PXE NIC1 is connected and if it gets a DHCP IP address and if it is loading the boot disk you created earlier.

once the server is waiting for job you can now create a configure job onto this server and it should complete its job successfully
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