XP deployment and imaging - HELP ME


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Guest

Hi,
I have gotten away from the imaging and deployment process for a while. I
used to use GHOST. I would install XP and update it, put all the apps on it
(one issue was office, if something went wrong it would always want the
source location of the network folder from where it was installed???), then
sysprep the box, and ghost it to the server.

What are all you guru's doing and anyone have a checklist they wouldn't mind
sharing or tips on adding software, etc.?
 
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G

gravyx

Hi,
I have gotten away from the imaging and deployment process for a while. I
used to use GHOST. I would install XP and update it, put all the apps on it
(one issue was office, if something went wrong it would always want the
source location of the network folder from where it was installed???), then
sysprep the box, and ghost it to the server.

What are all you guru's doing and anyone have a checklist they wouldn't mind
sharing or tips on adding software, etc.?

Though not a guru, i have stuck with the tried and true symantic one.
GHOST is so much easier for creating "template" PC's and putting
whatever else you want on it. Though you have to make sure you don't
span multiple HW configurations (found that out the hard way).
 
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G

Guest

Thanks for the info... I tried to post the question below in a different
forum and never really got much discussion...

Are there many advantages to ghost over the slipstream\sif method? What are
other people using in small companies? (50-100 users) Is there anything
else out there for this? Any recommendations?

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What is the consensus on the best desktop imaging solution?

I have an environment with many different desktop\laptop models. It would be
nice to create an image for each different model and then when the time comes
to rebuild it I can do it with a few keystrokes.

I have been using a slipstream windows install with a .sif disk..which works
ok until a new model machine comes out and I have to create the XP install
disk again with new drivers. I have a feeling there may be a better solution.

What does everyone else use? Any recommendation or testimonials?

(This is an all Windows XP environment)

Thanks,
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