I'd go with WDS for Windows 7 as well.  If you are just blasting out winX home and not attaching to the domain then you can probably get by without sysprepping the computer so in that case FOG, PING, CloneZilla, will work.  I'd still recommend Ghost though since you can use the console to manage groups of machines remotely.  Nothing makes life easier than pushing an image to a remote location from the pub.



From: School Information Technology Discussion [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Paul Wood [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:06 AM
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Subject: Re: Network Images....

Clonezilla has the ability to clone multiple computers at one time: http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-SE.php.
"Clonezilla SE was used to clone 41 computers simultaneously. It took only about 10 minutes to clone a 5.6 GBytes system image to all 41 computers via multicasting!"

We've given up FOG for Windows Deployment Server.  All three solutions have their pros and cons.

I'm liking WDS for deploying Windows 7 to our machines.  I use clonezilla (standalone) for the servers. 

Paul Wood
P. 802-382-1720
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Network Staff, ACSU

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For the last couple of years, I've been loving Clonezilla. I can quickly create images and deploy them, but I can only restore one computer at a time which becomes painful when I have to image an entire lab. We are mostly Mac, and on the Mac end I just started to use deploy studio which makes a clone in four minutes vs. 30 minutes using Super Duper, or Carbon Copy Cloner. Is there something that I can use to do a similar job over the network with Windows computers? I need a solution even I can understand.

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