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Windows Thread, How many Partitions do you have?? in Technical; Originally Posted by maniac Which is why we don't use the RM build process here. Same here. The RM build ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    Which is why we don't use the RM build process here.
    Same here. The RM build process for CC3 is horrible. Is there any reason why they didn't use RIS?

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    Never found the RM CC3 build process to be a problem to be honest, it's unnatended, takes less than 2 hours and can build 60 workstations at a time. Does the job here!

    No doubting there are better methods out there - but I am not a big fan of reinventing the wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Never found the RM CC3 build process to be a problem to be honest, it's unnatended, takes less than 2 hours and can build 60 workstations at a time. Does the job here!

    No doubting there are better methods out there - but I am not a big fan of reinventing the wheel

    Butuz
    Agreed, I quite like the build process. I can initiate an entire site rebuild from from one location and leave to do its business, in fact I have done remotely from home which is even better

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    For Windows I agree, one partition is just fine (Windows gets confusing otherwise, bless it)
    Little knowledge etc.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsnappa View Post
    Little knowledge etc.....
    Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Very true. When I questioned RM why don't they have one central image on a file server (bearing in mind all the workstations are the same), they didn't really have an answer for me. It wastes an incredible amount of disk space and their method is far slower. It starts off from the second stage of re-installing XP, but is thankfully automated with an answer file.

    My method of re-imaging, joining the machine to the domain then installing all the MSIs takes 45 mins, even on low spec machines. Their method takes about 2 hours. Brilliant.
    Plus if the client / workstation hard drive(s) goes sunny side up ie dies then it won't do you any good as you will be more concerned to replace the hard drive and possibly recover data if any off the old hard drive

    What do they do once they swap the hard drive does there installation disc / utility restore the partitions ( 2 partitions ) and copy over a restore image to the 2nd partition or what exactly ?

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    On desktops just one partition. Staff laptops have a system partition and then a 'DATA' one, which is local storage for that member of staff and is their responsibility to backup. You can imagine how well that goes.

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    Desktops/Laptops - 1 Partition.

    Servers - 3 Partitions, C: 40GB - System, D: 80GB - Applications, E: The remainder - Data

    Ben

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    some of our servers have up to 7 partitions ! for access to various fc and iscsi luns as well as the usual boot, root and home partitions

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    Servers 4 partitions
    Part1 - OS (40GB)
    Part2 - Applications (80GB)
    Part3 - OS Images (200GB)
    Part4 - Data (Remaining - Usually about 1.6TB)

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    My computer for work,

    C: 83GB (XP Pro)
    E: 50GB (Temp stuff)
    F: 166GB (Win 7)

    Hardly use the XP Partition but comes in handy when i need to.

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    120Gb SSD here so no space for 2 partitions!
    I use VirtualBox as well to run multiple OSes (at the same time) as well so no need for a 2nd partition.

    We used to have 2 partitions on teacher laptops one parition dedicated to personal data (photos and other such junk) however we have now stopped that pratice and just use Windows PE to copy the files off in the event that the OS needs a reimage.

    Virtual host servers (which use local disks) have one small (60GB) partition for Windows Server Hyper-V and then the rest of the disk is there to store VHDs.

    Virtual Machine Servers are all a small partition for OS + the key application that the server runs (e.g. TMG 2010/WDS) then a second partition for data for those applications (log files/images ect).

    PCs are all single partition.

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    Personally One drive = 1 partition. As there is still 1 point of failure.
    Want more partitions? Add more drives :-)

    Servers are mostly 2 Partitons with a few exceptions.

    C: System (Mirror)
    D: Data (RAID5)
    E: (if needed) seperate function - media storage etc

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    Plus if the client / workstation hard drive(s) goes sunny side up ie dies then it won't do you any good as you will be more concerned to replace the hard drive and possibly recover data if any off the old hard drive

    What do they do once they swap the hard drive does there installation disc / utility restore the partitions ( 2 partitions ) and copy over a restore image to the 2nd partition or what exactly ?
    Who knows. I don't support or use RM at any of my sites for a long while now. I'm more busy doing productive things such as deploying Windows 7

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    Workstations:

    1 Partition

    Servers:
    1 Partition. There is no reason to have more than one partition. I generally (depending on the type of server) have a seperate data disk (VHD) to seperate the OS from the data if the configuration would be best that way. An example would be our file server. C:\ for OS E:\ for Data storage and they are both stored on different LUNs with different RAID arrays.

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