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    Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Anybody using ImageX on Windows Deployment Services yet and said goodbye to RIS? Been playing With Windows XP Deployment this way today and i like it so far. With Vista round the corner i thought i had better prep up and learn the new way and was pleased to find you can do XP the same way too!

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    I have not yet, but after the TechNet roadshow I will be doing. It looks a much simpler way of doing it (really the best stuff is when you have vista with it) but I can see the advantages of it all, but you need to be using vista as it still has all the issues that you have with XP and RIS such as HALs, very minimal machine changes cause images to crash etc etc so it doesn't solve those kinds of things, where as deploying Vista with it isn't doesn't have those issues.

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    It is very nice, but no "broadcast" way of deploying unfortunately, so it still doesn't completely take over from ghost.

    They actually want us to walk to the machines to start the process 8O

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Hmm I'll have a look at this when I upgrade to SP2. At least I can keep my old RIS images until i create new ones.

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by eejit
    ...They actually want us to walk to the machines to start the process 8O
    Hey for some of us its the only exercise we get walking round all the machiens pressing F12 and entering our credentials

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    On a scale of one to ten, how easy have you found the move from RIS to this?

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Only applied SP 2 to one non-critical Server - will try the current RIS server tomorrow along with the DC and File Server

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Just logged in and done a few of our file servers and print server, seem ok but the test will be tomorrow.

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    So is it easier than RIS?
    I have only just got around to getting it set up, but shall I just wait till Ive applied SP2 and use WDS instead?

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    you need to have a look at the 'parent' software - Business Desktop Deployment of which WDS is just a part. You can have a driver and package depository in that which makes it very powerful.

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Will WDS make it easier to work with ThinCLient booting?

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    erm i dont know anything about wds and ximage, but im well keen to see what its all about. does anyone have or know where i can get information/documentation, on this?

    thanks

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    The techent website has loads on it, easiest way of finding out is searching for Vista Deployment in its context as thats what its main use is.

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    On a scale of one to ten, how easy have you found the move from RIS to this?
    Thats a hard question, its not easy in the sense that you have to forget how you do things in RIS and learn a new way. But once you get to grips with the new way its good.

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    Re: Anybody moved to WDS and ImageX yet?

    Installed SP2 onto my RIS server and WDS got installed but now gotta sus out how the hell to get RIS/WDS working - d/ling the needed WAIK at over a Gig!

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