+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
O/S Deployment Thread, Recommendations in Technical; Hi, We currently have Ghost Soltuion Suite 2.5 which is soon to expire, and I can not see anyway to ...
  1. #1
    linkazoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    644
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 89 Times in 73 Posts
    Rep Power
    78

    Recommendations

    Hi,

    We currently have Ghost Soltuion Suite 2.5 which is soon to expire, and I can not see anyway to capture and deploy Windows 7. We missed Vista - So I only throughly know how to deploy XP. I have read some forums that say you can bodge it. But would I be better off looking at something that can do it properly.

    So.... What would you lot recommend I do? SCCM, FOG or Bodge....

    Thanks,

    Michael

  2. #2
    pagelad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    181
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    Have you ever looked into WDS or its new Windows 7 counterpart?

    It has the awesome feature of being free, my favourite price!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    264
    Thank Post
    58
    Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    I like Fog myself, quite easy to set up, and its faster then ghost. Well on out network anyway. Clonezilla isnt bad either? Both free to!
    Last edited by Potato-Peeler; 1st December 2009 at 10:54 AM.

  4. #4


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.405546, -0.510212
    Posts
    8,766
    Thank Post
    222
    Thanked 2,630 Times in 1,938 Posts
    Rep Power
    779
    For Windows 7 your best choice is MDT 2010 which can be downloaded for free from Microsoft's website. It uses Windows PE & ImageX to create the images (and you can use WDS to deploy them too).

    This is much better than Ghost because you can make changes to the .wim images without having to recreate them from scratch each time. Windows 7 (and Vista images) are also hardware-independent, so you only need to create one image for all of your computers.

    By the way, there is a free ~300 page eBook on the TechNet website that explains how to set it up and how it works. It can be downloaded using the following link...

    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkID=9691888 (6.5MB PDF)

  5. Thanks to Arthur from:

    leco (2nd December 2009)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Training - any recommendations?
    By speckytecky in forum EduGeek Joomla 1.5 Package
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11th November 2009, 12:27 PM
  2. AP Recommendations
    By kylewilliamson in forum Hardware
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27th July 2009, 04:03 PM
  3. Firewall recommendations
    By Biker in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 17th February 2009, 12:53 PM
  4. Software Recommendations
    By dannyjay in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 9th February 2009, 10:57 AM
  5. New PC Component recommendations
    By ChrisH in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 5th July 2007, 10:47 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •