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    Symantec Ghost Confusion

    I am checking out our licensing for Symantec Ghost, it was my understanding that 31 licenses had been purchased for Symantec Ghost Suite. The full software package installed on a single machine (server) and nowhere else.

    This left 30 additional licenses for concurrent connections from clients (for use while ghosting). It seems Symantec may have changed their licensing structure lately - so just wondering if anyone has a clear answer to how this software should be licensed.

    It seems they now want every machine ever used with Ghost to have a license (we don't actually install any software on our clients - just send an image to them).


    Thanks folks,

    Andy

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    You need a license for every machine you have ghosted with it, client or not. Licenses are reclaimed when the machine is decommisioned or wiped (gdisk has a command that actually removes the ghost signature from the HDD iirc). It has been this way for years (since at least 8.0), although you have to read the licensing to find out, it's not too clear in the general documentation.

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    Thank you for your quick response, this is going to prove very costly indeed!! I guess MS RIS is possibly the way forward. Any other cost effective / efficient image or roll out software suggestions?

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    You could look at FOG as well

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