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Ah ha, I just had someone install a new Windows 2008 server (R2). Tell me
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Bryan Thompson
Technology Coordinator
Winooski School District
60 Normand Street
Winooski, VT 05404
802-655-2555



On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Paul Wood <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> You can use sysprep with Clonezilla, FOG and of course WDS.  My issue with
> FOG is that support for newer Windows (like 8 coming) is slooow to make it
> into the documentation and at first wasn't supported or you had to do hacks
> to get it to work.  I find that a little troubling when I've got only a
> summer to image machines or deploy images and if I wanted, for instance to
> use Windows 7, I found that the support wasn't totally there.
>
> Also I don't like haven't to install a client:
> http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Client_Setup#Final_Steps_Before_Imaging_.2F_Before_Sysprep
>
> Hence why I liked clonezillas solution better.  Fog has a real pretty GUI
> and manages the images well, but I don't like the idea of having to install
> a client for imaging.
>
> WDS has the ability to manage images and push them out to groups of
> computers.  Plus it's free with Windows 2008 Server; make sure you're using
> the R2 version.
>
>
> Paul Wood
> P. 802-382-1720
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> Network Staff, ACSU
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> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Mike Vining <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>>  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.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>
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>> *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
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *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
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Network Staff, ACSU
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>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM, Bryan Thompson <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>>  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.
>>>
>>>  Thanks,
>>> Bryan
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>>>  Bryan Thompson
>>> Technology Coordinator
>>> Winooski School District
>>> 60 Normand Street
>>> Winooski, VT 05404
>>> 802-655-2555
>>>
>>>
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