Riprep. A utility for preparing client PCs for deployment

 

 

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Riprep. A utility for preparing client PCs for deployment

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2013 Aug 07 ID: 7434
 
 
 
 

The Riprep utility is designed for preparing client PCs for deployment. It allows to quickly perform operations on a client PC necessary for deployment. 

The Riprep utility is located in Kaspersky Security Center installation folder (C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Center, by default) on a PC with installed Administration server.

Riprep allows to:

  • Disable Simple File Sharing. This option is not available for the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 and  Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
  • Start the Server service.
  • Create an account having all permissions required to perform remote installation.
  • Disable User account control (UAC). This option is available for the following operating systems only: Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 and  Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
  • Open the following ports which is necessary to be able to install applications:
    • TCP 139, 445, 13000, 14000, 18000
    • UDP 137, 138, 13000

The Riprep utility is incompatible with Microsoft Windows Home Edition.

The utility should be run on a client PC which you want to prepare for deployment under an account having local administrator permissions for that PC.

The utility has a GUI, and can be managed using command prompt as well.

Managing the utility via GUI:

  1. Copy the file riprep.exe to a client PC and run it.
  2. Check necessary box(es).

During account creation an additional window will appear prompting to enter login and password:

Managing the utility via command prompt

Syntax:

riprep.exe [-silent] [-cfg <path_to_the_file_riprep.ini>] [-tl traceLevel]

Switches:

-silent – run the utility in non-interactive mode.

-tl traceLevel – set traces level, where traceLevel is a number between 0 and 5. Without this switch, traces level is set to 0.

-cfg <path_to_the_file_riprep.ini> – specifies riprep.ini configuration file path. You should manually create this configuration file has under this exact name.

Riprep.ini configuration file contains two sections:

Specify which tasks should be run in the section Common:

DisableSFS – disable simple file sharing (0 – disable task; 1 – enable task);

StartServer – start the service Server (0 – disable task; 1 – enable task);

OpenFirewallPorts – open necessary ports (0 – disable task; 1 – enable task).

DisableUAC – disable User account control (0 – disable task; 1 – enable task).

RebootType – defines the action when a reboot is required when disabling the user account control (0 – never reboot the PC, 1 – reboot the PC if UAC was enabled before running the utility, 2 – force PC reboot if UAC was enabled before running the utility, 4 – always reboot the PC, 5 – always force PC reboot).

Specify login (user) and password (Pwd) in the section UserAccount.

An example of a configuration file:

[Common]

DisableSFS=0

StartServer=1

OpenFirewallPorts=1

DisableUAC=0

[UserAccount]

user=Admin

Pwd=Pass123

After the utility execution completes, the following files will be created in the starting folder:

riprep.txt – a utility run log containing a full utility runtime report with reasons.

riprep.log – a trace file (it is created if the utility traces level is set to more than 0).

 
 
 
 
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