Attune deploys archives by decompressing them on the Attune server and then copying the files over to the remote host.
Deploy to Linux Host
When the deploy step uses a value of a server with type “Linux/Unix”, Attune switches to using SSH file deployments.
File deployments to linux hosts are transferred over the SCP/SSH prototol.
Locked TAR archive deployments have a special deployment that allows high-performance deployments. TAR files are streamed over the SSH client and decompressed/extracted on the remote host.
This is equivilent to :
cat fileOnAttune.tar.bz2 | ssh user@remoteHost 'tar xvjf - -C deployPath'
Deploy to Windows Host
When the deploy step uses a value of a server with type “Windows”, Attune switches to using CIFS (AKA Samba/SMB) file deployments. To enable file and print sharing, please see connecting_to_windows_no_domains.
File deployments are currently supported for windows 7 / Windows 2008R2, and use Direct hosting of SMB over TCP/IP (port 445), and not older NetBIOS over TCP/IP (port 139)
To enable WinRM and file and print sharing, please see Setup WinRM, CIFS Manually.