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    Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    I've been playing around with the new MS deployment tools. Taking an image and deploying an image is pretty straightforward, but I can't deploy an image that completely overwrites the existing drive. The default behavior is that the User's folders are retained - obviously that is very handy, but sometimes you need to completely wipe a PC. any idea of the switch? Currently I am using:
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    d:\imagex /apply T:\visa.wim 1 c:

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    Re: Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    In case anyone else wonders about this, you have to wipe the machine first using diskpart or format. Obviously they are easy to do, but surely a simple "/clean" switch or similar is an oversight by Microsoft.

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    Re: Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    hi mate can you tell me how to go about deploying images with imagex please.
    p.s i only just heard about this today so go easy on me lol
    thanks mate

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    Re: Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    Sorry, that is a massive area. You need to read and download Business Desktop Deployment:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/des...WT.mc_id=bddov

    From the tools/add-ons that you can get with BDD 2007 you'll need imagex and WinPE 2.0.

    It's really too big for someone to give you a step-by-step here, you should probably just give it a go and report problems which we can help with.

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    Re: Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    okay mate will do. I have downloaded the .img file from M$ so will get cracking.

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    Re: Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    incidentally are you creating and deploying xp images with this?

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    Re: Wiping a drive while using ImageX

    I have done, and probably will move completely over to it at some stage, but ghosting a whole IT room in one go is easier at the moment.

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