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Store Live CD's on HD and Boot from GRUB

I use "Clonezilla" and the "SystemRescueCD" on a lot of servers and I was wondering if there' s a way to copy the ISO files (from the above tools) into a partition (e.g in every server) and modify ...
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Exchange 2007 Standby Continous Replication (SCR)

Ok I know that the OS and exchange versions have to be the same (Im not sure on the hardware) hence reason for this question to save quite a bit of time. Is it possible, using something like GHOST or ...
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Simple Workstation Imaging Solution?

I need a fairly cheap imaging solution for Windows XP corporate desktops. Ideally, I'd be able to set up a desktop exactly as we want it, create an image, deploy this image to a server, then boot a ...
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Imaging a Macbook

I have a system in place to reimage MacBooks, but I'm looking to automate it. Right now I have a USB Drive that is booting to the Mac OSX Install Disc 1 and from there I am running the asr command ...
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NewSid program for linux?

i was reading this question http://serverfault.com/questions/62993/how-to-rename-machines-after-image-install and I was wondering what you do for a linux machine. I am a windows guy and am clueless ...
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What is your provisioning method? (out of the cardboard -> bare metal -> fully functional server)?

Trying to cut down our deploy times and looking for suggestions and shortcuts you or your team uses to get back in the terminal and out of the data center. Looking at the entire process from ordering ...
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Symantec Ghost Error Trying to Image Win/Linux

I'm having a problem trying to use Ghost on one of my labs. This semester one of our instructors wanted to have a lab that can dual boot Win Xp and Linux. I set it up and pulled an image with ghost ...
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Drop-in install Linux distro?

So, I have a remote computer with an SSH service installed, fully accessible to me. I have no physical access to the machine until tomorrow, but I don't want to wait. I need to make an image of the ...
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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 ...
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Automated Image Testing

Let us say I'm using a packaged-based approach of imaging for the Mac, and have a freshly imaged machine (or better, several different types of machines) ready to test. How do I perform automated ...
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Monolithic vs Packaged-based Image Creation

The tried-and-true way of making Mac disk images has been to set up your software perfectly on the newest Mac hardware you have, delete some unnecessary files, and create a (monolithic) image of it. ...
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How to add an Open Directory server via a script?

What is the best method to add an Open Directory server via a shell script on a brandly new imaged computer? I've created a new image with InstaDMG and I'd like to add the Open Directory Server via a ...