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imaging software

Discussion in 'Software' started by Carlito, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Carlito

    Carlito Bit Poster

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    hi all,

    what do you all beleive is the most common type of imaging software used today in the business enviroment? im interested to learn the ins and out of imaging so wanted to learn on a well used prog.

    kind regards
     
  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I would say Symantec ghost is probably one of the most common ghosting apps out there. There is also SCCM which does a lot more than just ghost. Altaris is another one.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    I've just used Acronis true image to clone a hard disk and it was nice and easy to use. Did the job.
     
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  4. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    We use Acronis in our work environment.
     
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  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Acronis, Ghost, MDT via ImageX, SCCM, Altiris, PING all offer some sort of imaging ability, there use in environments vary depending on your goals.

    For a one off image I really like Acronis, infact I have a USB key with it in my rucksack all the time. I have gone off Ghost with every new version thats been released. When it first came out it was great but these days Acronis just does it better.

    For mass image deployments I would start looking at WDS\MDT (using ImageX) for the free solutions, moving on to Configuration Manager or Altiris for your paid for deployment solutions.

    If you're up for a challange then you can also have a look at PING (PartED Is Not Ghost) or PartED for Linux solutions but in all honesty I had nothing but trouble when using PING a few years ago (company I was working at were too cheap to purchase a proper imaging solution and wanted everything on the cheap).
     
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  6. kevicho

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    We use MDT (so Imagex) in our environment, as it is the right price
     
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  7. Carlito

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    thanks all for the input gives me some ideas, much appreciated 8)

    is there any training material available for mdt? looks really interesting and something that is going to used more and more as 7 becomes the norm.

    thanks again
     
  8. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Theres some training in the 70-680,685,686 books, also technet is a good place.

    MDT comes with a reasonably large help section as well
     
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  9. Carlito

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    thanks buddy :)
     

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