Ghost image and RIS How to use RIS to push a ghost image
Posted 16 December 2005 - 04:56 PM
I never used ghost with RIS before. I have a 13 GB ghost Image that I need to push to 300 PC within the network. I have created a ghost image , setup a 2003 RIS server, but when I run RISETUP, I browse to the ghost image in the network, I get error message. Am I missing something. This is a project that would make me look like a hero if I get it to work.
Thank you for the help.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 01:01 PM
You can configure RIS to start WinPE/BartPE, which could in turn start some scripts that would automate the process of pulling a Ghost image over the network. That's not an intended use, but it's definantly viable. A lot of work getting the scripts to work I bet...
Posted 18 December 2005 - 05:33 PM
you can add entries to the RIS menu to call a ghost boot image, and then image a PC. To do this requires Ghost cast server, have a look at the boot disk wizard.
i built a setup like that with W2k3 Server and norton ghost Solution Suite (http://sea.symantec....cfm?productid=9)
see here of a full guide
Posted 22 December 2005 - 02:41 PM
I got the client to boot to Ghost image from RIS except I am running a trial version of ghost, my boss wouldn't buy it.
My new problem is Intel Pro/100 VE: I boot to the image then i get an error that Nic drivers are not in the image.
I upgraded BIOS upgraded NIC drivers, copied .inf .sys files to i386 folder read about every web posting I could put my hands on. NO LUCK.
Posted 10 January 2006 - 05:55 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:30 PM
I've had the same problem, and I made it using Linux instead.
Get my PING project here => http:///ping.windowsdream.com
PS: I'm not a heroe. Not even proud. But, hey! it works
http://dvdgen.windowsdream.com -- Burn your own complete and unattended Windows installer on a DVD
http://updater.windowsdream.com -- Auto-update your PC with freeware/opensource
http://ping.windowsdream.com -- Partimage Is Not Ghost
http://www.windowsdream.com -- Corporate homepage.
Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:14 PM
I got busy with SMS 2003 deployment, and dropped the RIS for few weeks. I will try Partimage not ghost solution it sounded promissing and it's free.
I will let you know if I have any success with it.
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