Speaking of Mac imaging. I've been successful in setting up NetBoot on our old Mac Server. Then I set up DeployStudio (www.deployStudio.com) which will pull and push drive images (including BootCamp partitions) and auto configure my Macs. Though I'm still hammering out some of the kinks and mucking through its features (the documentation isn't all that great) it does appear to be just plan awesome. Deploy Studio is free as well. Anyone else using that? I'd like to know how it's working for you. Mike Michael Vining, SB Network Services South Burlington School District South Burlington, Vermont 05403 Direct: (802) 652-7298 DNS Help Desk: (802) 652-7050 From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Gervais Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:38 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: imaging pc's Hi folks, *be warned: Mac guy treading in PC territory here! I've got a school that just purchased a bunch of netbooks with Windows XP Home (Lenova s10). Nice little machine, but I'm not too keen on setting up 28 of them! They have no server to do imaging and my experience is with OSX Server and Carbon Copy Cloner. Ideally what I want to do is setup the "perfect" machine and clone it to the others, be able to quickly re-clone, or reset to originally cloned settings (after students/teachers/malware messes things up) when I desire (not every time the machine restarts). No servers to connect to for profiles, so only local user accounts will be uses. Preferably the "image" would be on a usb drive. I've read about FOG and SelfImage (both open source) a little. The school isn't purchasing anything expensive! I am headed to FOSS in April, but I'd like to start experimenting now. Another related q: stick with XP Home or go OpenSource? What about antivirus/malware solutions? What am I getting myself in to, and forget the "Any Key", where is the darn Apple Key??? thanks for your musings! Rob Gervais Technology Coordinator Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union Enosburg, VT 05450 802-933-2171 x33 No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.0.238 / Virus Database: 270.11.20/2012 - Release Date: 03/19/09 12:26:00 ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is believed to be clean.