About Console resources

The Symantec Ghost Console contains all the resources that are available for you to use with Symantec Ghost. These include the client computers that you are managing, the tasks you can execute, and the data that is used by the tasks. You can add and remove Symantec Ghost Console resources, and can organize them to suit your requirements.

Table 2-2 describes the Symantec Ghost Console resources.

Table 2-2 Symantec Ghost Console resources
Resource Folder name
Machine Groups
This folder contains all the client computers detected by the Console. These resources contain information on each computer's configuration and setup. You can set up groups of computers and you can apply a task to all the computers in the group at the same time.
Dynamic Machine Groups
This folder contains the dynamic machine groups that you have set up. A dynamic machine group is the result of a filter applied to a computer group, and contains the computers in the target group that match the filter conditions. Each dynamic machine group is treated as a virtual computer group, and can be used as the target of a task.
This folder contains all the client computers detected by the Console, grouped by subnet. You can set the network properties for each subnet, to suit your requirements and deal with any network limitations.
This folder contains the definitions of tasks that you can run on the client computers. You can create new tasks and modify existing ones. For each task you can define the task steps (such as restore from an image file, or update configuration settings) and the target computer group.
Configuration Resources
This folder contains the image definitions and other resources that tasks require. These include computer configuration settings, data templates, and user profiles.
Backup Regimes
This folder contains the definitions of the backups you are making for each client computer. Each computer has its own backup regime, which specifies the backup parameters and whether the backup is scheduled or initiated manually. If the backups are scheduled, the backup regime includes the task and schedule details.
This folder contains the resources that are used for collecting and displaying inventory information for client computers. These include filters, views, reports, and collected data sets.

Configuration Resources

Table 2-3 describes the resources stored in the Configuration Resources folders.

Table 2-3 Configuration Resources folders
Folder name
AI Packages
Stores definitions of AutoInstall (AI) packages. These AI packages are executable files stored in a location that is accessible from the Console server.
Stores sets of registry parameters. These may be configuration sets for individual computers, or configuration templates for computer groups.
Stores details of the image files that are available for cloning tasks. These image files are stored in a location that is accessible from the Console server.
Data Templates
Stores the data templates created for inclusion in user profiles.
User Profiles
Stores user profiles used to define Move the User: Create tasks.
User Packages
Stores details of the packages of user data collected from client computers in Move the User: Create tasks. User package files are created by the Console when executing the task, and are stored on the Console server or on the client computer. Only the user packages stored on the Console server are shown in this folder. User packages are used in Move the User: Restore tasks.

Inventory resources

Table 2-4 describes the resources stored in the Inventory folders.

Table 2-4 Inventory folders
Folder name
Collected Data
Stores collected data sets. Each data set defines the Windows Management Interface (WMI) class and properties that are collected from client computers and stored in the inventory database.
This folder is hidden by default.
Stores the filters that are used in reports and dynamic machine groups.
Stores report definitions. You can create and run reports to extract data from the inventory database.
Stores view definitions. You can use views to display selected properties for each client computer, or to display property values in a report.