Configuration Deployment Wizard is designed to deploy a configuration package, earlier created with the Configuration Collection Wizard, in a destination Active Roles environment. When deploying the configuration data, the target Active Roles instance is populated with the configuration objects collected from the source Active Roles instance.
The ARSconfig command-line tool provides a script-based interface that enables automation of Active Roles configuration transfer. By using the command-line script, you can create or deploy an Active Roles configuration data package, or roll back changes made to a target Active Roles configuration during deployment of a configuration package.
For information on how to use the solution components, see Using the solution later in this document.
This section explains how to install Configuration Transfer Wizard.
The solution runs on top of Active Roles, and requires the Active Roles Administration Service to be deployed in your Active Directory environment prior to deploying the solution. The following versions of the Active Roles Administration Service are supported:
Before you install Configuration Transfer Wizard, ensure that you have any of following software components installed on the computer where you plan to install Configuration Transfer Wizard:
Depending on whether you use the solution to collect Active Roles configuration data or to deploy a configuration package, Configuration Transfer Wizard must be installed on a computer from which you can connect to the Active Roles Administration Service in the source or destination environment. If the source and destination environments are physically separated, the solution must be installed in each environment.