O/S Deployment Thread, PC Imaging in Technical; I routinely build PC's up for clients at home, I do the same install time and time except I just ...
14th November 2011, 07:42 PM #1
I routinely build PC's up for clients at home, I do the same install time and time except I just use a different product key (what ever there's is) and different drivers for each model. Once I have done a machine I tend to take a image of it using ghost once all the updates are installed so I can just reimage if an issue in the future.
Is there something like WDS (never used, only seen in play at work) where I can just inject the drivers and get it to build from a base image? Obviously I will need to have a different one for XP Home, Pro etc and just enter the key I need, is this possible?
IDG Tech News
14th November 2011, 09:16 PM #2
I believe FOG can do this.
14th November 2011, 09:39 PM #3
You can use MDT to do this on a laptop. You may just need to get a third party DHCP server depending on your laptop OS. You could use static IPs but it's worth the hassle of getting DHCP going.
14th November 2011, 09:59 PM #4
I am right in thinking MDT is part of Server 2003?
14th November 2011, 10:21 PM #5
No it's a separate download. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit You don't need a server OS to install it on.
14th November 2011, 11:27 PM #6
15th November 2011, 09:17 AM #7
you do also need to download waik which is a fairly hefty sized downlaod though 2gbish iirc
Originally Posted by ChrisH
15th November 2011, 10:14 AM #8
If you plan on deploying xp home with mdt take a look at this blog Install Windows XP Home Edition with MDT 2010 – Stephan's Blog as mdt will only import a pro o/s
By amvc in forum Wireless Networks
Last Post: 29th August 2008, 02:09 PM
By flashsnaps in forum Hardware
Last Post: 23rd July 2008, 01:35 PM
By tosca925 in forum Windows
Last Post: 7th May 2007, 11:49 PM
By tosca925 in forum How do you do....it?
Last Post: 24th March 2007, 11:47 AM
By thom in forum How do you do....it?
Last Post: 26th August 2006, 01:20 AM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)