Cloning XP's with Ghost

Discussion in 'Windows XP Setup' started by Kalle, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Kalle

    Kalle Guest

    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.
     
    Kalle, Nov 25, 2003
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  2. Kalle

    dragonslayer Guest

    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.
    >.
    >
     
    dragonslayer, Nov 25, 2003
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