1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ghosting

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    Bloody hell, i done a lot of threads today!

    ...anyway, could anyone recommend an easy to use, reliable ghosting product and give me a small review on how they found it.

    I may be getting quite a few lappies to ghost in the next few weeks, so i'd rather start trial and testing now..,

    Cheers...
     
  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    1,547
    46
    113
    Norton Ghost
     
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  3. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    6,199
    125
    199
    Ghost?

    Its the dog's whatnots if you ask me! and, if you have access to a RIS server and the lappy's NIC's are PXE you can start a session through the RIS server.

    What sort of info were you looking for?
     
  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    all these are stand alone pc's for normal people. the person has a business and always ghost machines every 6 months for the user, so he was telling me if i could ghost them on his behalf then he give me some money.

    When i say Ghost i mean like imaging software, Nero Backup, Norton Ghost? get tit
     
  5. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    1,547
    46
    113
    Norton Ghost is easy to use and is reliable...don't see what there is to get?
     
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  6. fortch

    fortch Kilobyte Poster

    408
    21
    35
    I use DriveImageXML -- it's freeware, but only works on XP (H&P) and 2003. Plus, it uses Volume Shadow Services (VSS), so you can fire off an image on a hot drive! Nice. Oh, did I mention it's free?
     
    Certifications: A+,Net+,Sec+,MCSA:Sec,MCSE:Sec,mASE
  7. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

    1,760
    23
    99
    Sorry?:blink

    Anyway, I was also going to recommend DriveImageXML. For a freebie, it's class.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: 70-270
  8. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    7,796
    71
    224
    Acronis True Image does the job for me.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  9. Steve.L

    Steve.L Byte Poster

    105
    4
    22
    Ditto and dead easy to use ;)

    Steve
     
    Certifications: N+, MCP, MCTS, RHCT, VCP4 and 5, RHCSA
    WIP: ccna
  10. Clyde

    Clyde Megabyte Poster

    558
    15
    62
    use the s/w most companies use, then it benefits your career long term! I guess norton ghost fits the bill....
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: MCITP
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    4,140
    58
    214
    Drive image 5 by powerquest is a simple and effective imaging tool :biggrin

    Anything later such as version 7 is not as good also partition magic and Drive image has been bought out by Nortons:rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  12. Clay

    Clay Bit Poster

    25
    0
    26
    Personally, I use Acronis TrueImage 9. It is v easy to use. can store the image in a hidden share and is very efficient on space. I wouldn't worry abot using a so called atandard when it comes to 'ghost'ing as if you can use one then you should have the cognisance to use them all. Don't under sell the worth of being abale to learn.:eek:
     
    Certifications: LCGI ECDL AMInstLM MCP
    WIP: MCSA 70-215
  13. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    cheers for the info guys.

    next part to this question.

    you know these companies, they have a recovery partition, how is this set up? and would the same software like one's listed do this?
     
  14. UCHEEKYMONKEY
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    4,140
    58
    214

    I am not sure about the others but Drive Image 5 works through dos. You need to make two bootable floppy drives, to load drive image, select the drive to image and then choose high compact or low compact, depending how much space you have on your HD.

    Oh Cr@p I forgot you must parttition your HD with parttion magic before imaging otherwise you wont be able to save it.:D
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  15. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    Why two bootable floppies?
     
  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    4,140
    58
    214

    DR5 works outside of windows OS.
    Therefore you need one disk with standard bootable files such as autoexe and batch files and mouse drivers. The second disk has drive image program.:biggrin
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  17. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    if the second floppy has the image program, are you referring as DR5 on the second floppy and then that loads the image from the partition?
     

Share This Page

Loading...