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Remote Windows 7 Imaging

Over the next few months I will have the need to image windows laptop with our customized windows image. Normally WDS is fantastic for this, but these laptops (30-60 at a time) could pop up anywhere ...
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Full system backup - different drive types

I have workstations I deploy regularly that all have the same configuration. The problem I'm encountering is; the primary Windows 7 x64 drive is a standard 120gb SSD with a NTFS. The secondary ...
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WDS Driver Installs Cause Error After Imaging

We use Windows Deployment Services on Server 2008 R2 to deploy images to all of our computers. To simplify the process, I put driver packages for display & network in WDS so our techs don't have ...
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How to fix 7B stop errors when cloning Windows images to different HBA types

When Windows is installed it searches it's driver database and installs the appropriate HBA driver so the boot loader can access the drive and boot the system. When an image is taken and cloned to a ...
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Is Imaging over wireless possible and/or feasible? PXE boot over Wireless?

I am looking to implement (if possible/feasible) the ability to image a PC and Mac via our wireless network. Is this actually possible? I have read multiple documents that newer Macbook Airs can do ...
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Sysprep rearm set to 1 and shouldn't have been. Any workarounds for automatic activation prior to the 30 day period?

I work for a fairly large school. We are deploying 850 tablet PCs to students starting tomorrow (Windows 7 Enterprise with a MAK). We have imaged all of these machines with our standard student image ...
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Remotely Managing Windows Machines

So I'm curious about managing remote windows xp/or windows 7 boxes. Basically, I want to be able to lock the computers down so that junk doesn't get installed and disk space wasted (restart should ...
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Installing a Windows 7 image using OEM key provided with new computer

I work for a company of approximately 200 employees. We order 2-3 computers a month and would like to create and deploy a standard Windows 7 Pro image to the new machines. Is there a way to do this ...
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How to image an fresh hard drive

I'm looking for something that can drop an image of Windows onto an uninitialized Hard Drive. I have new units that haven't even had the partition table created on them, and I'm trying to come up with ...
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Deploying workstations - best practices?

I've been researching on the subject of workstation deployment for a while, and found a ton of info and dozens different methods and tools, but no "best practice" method that doesn't lack at least one ...
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Remotely Image a Windows Server

I have a couple windows servers that I do not have physical access to, but I have remote log in access to. I need to pull down am image of these machine as a backup, what would be the best method of ...
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WDS updating raid drivers in an already existing image WIM

Here is my current setup. WDS installed on Server 2008 R2 for the new driverstore and multicast features. A Windows Server 2003 32bit Standard image built to support previous DL360 models. A new HP ...
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Where can I find a beginner's guide to using sysprep for deploying Windows 7?

I am new to Windows 7, but want to deploy it in a Netware (read: no Active Directory, no domain, etc.) environment. I have used Novell Zenworks for imaging and deploying Windows XP in the past, and ...
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“reset” functionality in Windows SteadyState

I am running some upgrade testing on a computer with Windows SteadyState. The workflow is "upgrade, write down results, reset to default condition". However, I can't seem to dig up a button that ...