Ghosting a laptop with 1 partition and no CD-R

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  1. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    What are my options? I tried backing up to a network share, but when the laptop reboots, the first thing Windows does is close the network connections. This is Ghost 9.0 on a brand new Dell Inspiron. Trying to ghost one laptop in a rolling lab that young students will use (ie, one of them is bound to break something eventually, and I'd like to have an image).
     
  2. Yep

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    It only reboots after it finishes the backup though, no?

    Image it to the network share, then the laptop reboots.
     
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    USB drive is another way to go if you can make it work in DOS
     
  4. peerk

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    The way we do it at work(using old ghost 7x) is to set up a session using ghost cast server on one machine and then connect to that session on the machine you are cloning.
    Then the image is dumped to the machine running ghost cast server.

    I'm not sure if that is what you just described in your post or if things are different in ghost 9.0.

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    Also you should run sysprep on XP machines before making an image that will go onto other computers. Sysprep is located on the XP CD(I think in deploy.cab).
     
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  5. critter783

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    The best option is to use Ghost Server to GhostCast the image. Booting the laptop is gonna be the biggest problem, but Ghost 9 will allow you to create boot disks specifically for the laptop's network adapter, or you could download a PXE server and a TFTP server, and create boot images for the laptop, then PXE boot it and run ghost.
     

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