NetWare / Novell Client / DeepFreeze and scripting
I'm looking for some advice with scripts when running Novell / Netware and DeepFreeze (by Faronics).
DeepFreeze, for those that aren't familiar, is a program that resets the PC back to a default state whenever the PC is restarted.
I'm attempting to script some updates and make changes to PC's in mass in our school district, but am running into some issues. The main one is how to, in mass, log several systems at once into our Novell Network (via a script or some other method).
Most likely there is a way to do this with Novell management tools, but we lack any strong internal Novell support in our system.
If I can do that, everything else should be simple.
The full idea is:
- log systems into Novell
- have a script thaw the PC's (turn off DeepFreeze to allow changes)
- restart the computers
- log back into Novell, do any updates / changes
- freeze the PC's (turn DeepFreeze back on)
As you can see, the logging into Novell part is the problem, as our XP machines come up with the Novell login screen before actually booting into Windows.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Louisa County Public Schools, VA, USA