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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    RIS is working fine, I use it already but it's Ghost 7 which doesn't support SATA so I'm just trying to get Solution Suite 2.0 up and running so I don't have to mess with BIOS settings anymore on the clients.

    I shall check the permissions on the folders, though yes I am running it as Domain Administrator.

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    RIS FTW!

    I am so very glad that I discovered it and learned how to use it. Gotta love free, instead of the carp that Ghost puts you through. tying the licence to the HDD is stupid, one of the main reasons for imaging it failed hard drive.
    I don't use the Ghost console, I just use the Ghostcast Server stuff and RIS to get to it instead of a floppy 1) for speed and 2) some floppy drives are broken and we won't replace them now.

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Ok, the permissions on the RemoteInstall folder (and everything within inheritsthese) are:
    Sharing: Everyone, Full Control
    Security: Administrators and SYSTEM, Full Control. Authenticated Users, Read+Execute/Read/List Folder Contents

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    always used ghost 7.5 on our circ server
    got past the SATA issue by using the -fni switch

    quick question about RIS, how does it differ to ghost, do they do the same thing?
    My main concern is
    with the admin machines i setup
    xp with sp2
    office 2003 pro
    sims.net
    active studio
    plus others
    I use ghost to basically clone the machine and then if any machine (same build)goes down i deploy the stored image to it via the console.
    I would like to know how to use RIS for eductional purposes, but never had the time! no suprises there!

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Zenworks here.

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by projector1
    always used ghost 7.5 on our circ server
    got past the SATA issue by using the -fni switch

    quick question about RIS, how does it differ to ghost, do they do the same thing?
    My main concern is
    with the admin machines i setup
    xp with sp2
    office 2003 pro
    sims.net
    active studio
    plus others
    I use ghost to basically clone the machine and then if any machine (same build)goes down i deploy the stored image to it via the console.
    I would like to know how to use RIS for eductional purposes, but never had the time! no suprises there!
    Ghost is quicker.
    RIS is more cutomizable.

    With RIS it will install Windows and then when the computer boots any msi's that apply to it's OU will be installed.
    As opposed to Ghost where you just load a preconfigured setup.

    I don't know what Zenworks is, but if it's not free I'm not interested at the minute.

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Can i ask a daft question ? great
    can ris deliver images that are prebuilt with apps on like office2003 etc and must i always do a sysprep, (i have always used ghost and just change the machine name and run the sid changer locally)

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    G4L maybe an option, free works same as ghost. Used it here to image windows servers and laptop with no problem. bit for bit image so probably slower than ghost.

    Ghost for Linux is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool similar to Norton Ghost(c). The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally.

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    yes you can using RIPrep.

    I'm doing that exact thing atm and it works

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    cybernerd, midget was that for me?

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    I was using ghost to handle all this but now, thanks to this forum, I've started using RIS and I cannot understate what a welcome change it was..

    It's mean't upgrading a few NIC's to PXE compatible but well worth the time, trouble and stress

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uraken
    cybernerd, midget was that for me?
    Just mentioning the freebees, it didn't make it to the poll but we saved a lot of money and have functionality of ghost

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    From where you bring or creat ghost.dsk and ghost.ldr

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    When I go through the Ghost RIS installer the following happens, am I missing something?

    Start Ghost Boot Wizard
    Choose Microsoft RIS Boot Image option
    Choose Universal Packet Driver v2.0
    Click Next on all following screens until prompted to enter RIS Menu Details
    Click Next and review choices
    Click Next and I receive the following error: Could not format the floppy disk. Check the drive then try again.
    Click Ok and receive the next error as follows: An error occurred when trying to create the boot package.

    Those two errors will repeat until I cancel the setup.
    Hi,
    I have the some prob, Have you found the solutions.
    thx

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    Re: Which imaging software do you use?

    I'm gonna be the odd one out and say none:P

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