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    Windows 8 Deployment

    Hi
    i have image machines ready, check. i have had it agreed by powers above me to roll out windows 8, check. i have a target date during Easter hols, check. what I don't have is a way to deploy fast.

    we use ghost and up till now its been great I can pull a image and send it out by console and all the PC's ghost and rename and job done. each PC gets it same name back e.g room1-01 get renamed back to room1-01.
    but ghost doesn't seen to have been updated since windows 7 came out and doesn't look like it will for some time and only supports manual ghost for windows 8. e.g boot USB then rename manually.

    So what alternatives do people know of that work with windows 8 without losing what ghost can do at the moment and without a load of hassle to image rooms.

    Thank you

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_nic View Post
    What I don't have is a way to deploy fast.
    MDT 2012 Update 1 is what you need.

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    I wonder how long it will be until you roll back to windows 7?

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    Wait til SP1 oh hang on. Oh redmond ! *smacks head against wall*

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    Wait til SP1 oh hang on. Oh redmond ! *smacks head against wall*
    You mean 'Blue' which is apparently progressing, I'm sure I read they were messing with it internally and it was due out this year Windows Blue: Codename Windows 9 | Windows X's Live

    They are moving to rolling upgrades though where they install as easily as updates so having a W8 install will probably mean Blue could be pushed out via WSUS in an afternoon with no major work or redeveloping of GPOs etc.

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