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Cloning XP's with Ghost

 
 
Kalle
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      25th Nov 2003
Has anyone tried to clone new Win XP PC:s with symantec
Ghost? I've been trying for some time now. I use a drive
mapping boot disk and I create images to a mapped drive
on a server. When I try to restore the image to a
different computer it always freezes at 8% completed.
I've done sysprep so that should't be the fault. I've
also done several images so I don't think that the images
can get corrupted always at the same spot.

Has anyone hed similar difficulties? I'm not sure whether
this is a Windows problem or network problem. Anyway it's
annoying :-)

I've cloned dozens of W2K PC:s with Ghost without any
problems.
 
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dragonslayer
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      25th Nov 2003
When you ghosted the 2K installs, you must have been
using nearly identical hardware on reference and target
machines, though not necessarily on the server, right?
For sysprep & ghost to work, the target machine and
reference machine (where you created original image) must
have the same hardware abstraction layer (HAL), which you
could've done without realizing it, whereas in this case
you have different HAL's. Not to fear, you can also use
RIS, which allows different HAL's, to deploy XP installs,
with apps, from a 2K server. You will need on the student
boxes either a RIS boot floppy & supported NIC (run
RGBF.exe in Support Tools and just check list of
supported NICs-mostly 3Com), or a PXE ROM, and on the
server the appropriate configs & distribution share.

>-----Original Message-----
>Has anyone tried to clone new Win XP PC:s with symantec
>Ghost? I've been trying for some time now. I use a drive
>mapping boot disk and I create images to a mapped drive
>on a server. When I try to restore the image to a
>different computer it always freezes at 8% completed.
>I've done sysprep so that should't be the fault. I've
>also done several images so I don't think that the

images
>can get corrupted always at the same spot.
>
>Has anyone hed similar difficulties? I'm not sure

whether
>this is a Windows problem or network problem. Anyway

it's
>annoying :-)
>
>I've cloned dozens of W2K PC:s with Ghost without any
>problems.
>.
>

 
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