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But I'm limited to DOS as the OS. I can't find Norton Ghost 2003(Ver 11) anymore, which was the last DOS version.

So my question is; are there any alternatives that are DOS based?

    
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1) Use a Linux LiveCD
2) ???
3) Profit
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I personally would, but due to federal security compliance; I must use DOS.
    
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So I'm now using Net Boot Disk and thankfully someone located our old CD of Norton Ghost 11. Works great, I can reimage a PC in 9 minutes.

I'm also doing new installs now via PXE using pxelinux.

Amazing stuff!
    
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For the future, you should try out Clonezilla, I used it to reimage 26 new Netbooks with Windows 7 at work and it worked fantastically

Also, DOS?!?!?!
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Sadly that software would not get approved.

I have over 800 PCs to image
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killabytes View Post
Sadly that software would not get approved.

I have over 800 PCs to image
9 minutes per PC * 800 PCs = 7200minutes

7200/60 = 120 hours

120/ 8 hours in a work day = 15 days of imaging provided you do it one-by-one.

I really hope you dont have to.

Outch.
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Did this with a couple hundred pcs using ghost. plugged all the pcs to a switch and used a ghosting server that also acted as a dhcp server. set all the pcs to DHCP and it went very smoothly after the initial setup (which was a bit of a pain). i'd recommend looking down that road.
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9 minutes per PC * 800 PCs = 7200minutes

7200/60 = 120 hours

120/ 8 hours in a work day = 15 days of imaging provided you do it one-by-one.

I really hope you dont have to.

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I can do 3 at a time. More if I leave them at their desks.
    
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