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FOG Server NFS Issue

I am having an issue with the Free Open Ghost server. I set it up on Ubuntu server, and have Ubuntu mounting an SMB share to it's /images directory (my server has a small internal boot disk). Fog's ...
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FOG Imaging task leaves computer with blank screen

My organization uses FOG to image and manage computers in our company. I am trying to image a system with a new image that has been deployed to 20+ systems without a hitch over the past 6 months. ...
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Initial Deployment-MDT+WDS

So I've been attempting to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services to deploy images on a client. The deployment server is running Server 2012 and is both the Domain ...
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Proper Imaging Procedures to Restore and Deploy Image with Separate System Reserved Partition

UPDATE: As per my experience here, no one responded. If I do not hear back from TechNet forum members about it, I will post a bounty here, if it makes a difference. I have banged my head against a ...
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WDS - Image Install/Deploy Time

Was wondering if others could provide some feedback. I've been tasked with setting up a WDS server to deploy images to workstations over the network. I've gotten it up and running, captured my first ...
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LiteTouch deployment fails when BIOS is set to IDE but works when set to AHCI

I have an HP Z420 Workstation with a single 500GB SATA drive that I spent all day imaging to Server 2012 R2. Part of the deployment process is selecting if you want to wipe the drive. I selected yes ...
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Fastest method to deploy Linux to large numbers of workstations

A nonprofit has received a donation of a large number (>100) decommissioned workstations. What would be the most efficient method of taking a standardized ISO image of a Debian Linux distribution (for ...
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Pause MDT task sequence to install drivers?

Is there a good way to pause and resume an MDT deployment task sequence? I need to image some non-standard machines which don't have drivers in our MDT server. I tried pausing the sequence with ...
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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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Booting WDS Capture image on VM Gen2

Have problem booting capture image, created by Microsoft WDS management console. I have functional boot image (boot.wim) taken from WinServer 2012 R2 iso. This image works fine on Hyper-V Gen2 VM. But ...
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Automate the OOBE setup steps for Windows 10

I am not sure if this is possible. I have been reading a bit about answer files but that seems to be more for the actual installation of windows to me. This is the process we currently use: Install ...
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How can I create a bootable media image that provides automated recovery?

I have clients/employees who use company workstations and want to create a dedicated restore partition on the drive such that when they boot into it, it boots into an automated recovery sequence, and ...
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How to execute bash script through pxe boot [closed]

Can any one tell me how to execute bash scripts via pxe boot. What I am trying to do is when Raw Server boots up I want to deploy cloned image over hard disk via PXE boot. I am aware that there are ...
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Can I run Windows Deployment Services from start to finish without using the network?

I'm fairly new to the Imaging world, and I'm going to be imaging some Dell Venue tablets that don't support PXE booting. I've been reading up on WDS and see that I could potentially create something ...
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How does SCCM 2012 capture an image?

I have set up a task sequence in SCCM to capture an image from an existing machine. The task sequence works fine, but there are a few things I don't understand. When it captures the image, there are ...
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Is it possible to host a FOG Project server on Amazon EC2?

I am totally new to imaging in general and have been looking into different options. The FOG Project seems especially appealing because of cost. My company makes pretty extensive use of Amazon Web ...
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Launch Windows PE on a remote computer

We use WDS to image and reimage (refresh) computers (WDS only, no MDT). A technician can PXE boot to WDS and essentially lite touch the image. What is the best way to achieve this from a remote ...
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Check if a Domain Controller has been cloned

I have reason to believe that previous administrators cloned our Domain Controller at somepoint in its recent lifetime. The DC at one point was running on Server 2003 and has since been upgraded to ...
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How to stop DISM resetting activation?

I have a lab of virtual (Windows 7 Ultimate) machines and want to create a Windows image using MDT 2013 / DISM. When I use the DISM capture-image on the reference machine and DISM apply-image on the ...
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Hardware independent computer imaging

Where I work we deploy a lot of computers to staff and we try to keep them all roughly the same. Presently we take each new machine type we get, configure it the way we want, and then take an image ...
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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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Pre-built images deployed directly onto machines without Virtualization

I'm looking into a solution for our QA department that allows them to create a set of operating system images and deploy them to multiple machines from a central server without using virtualization. ...
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How does Bare metal provisioning to clients work with PXE

I'm trying to better understand how one would initiate the process of re imaging a number of client computer systems on a network. Eg, to reverse systems back to a base image each week. Each image ...
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Passing a value from one Task Sequence Variable to another during OSD

We are playing around with Task Sequence variables in SCCM 2012 Sp1. We are reimaging Operating systems wirelessly and one of the problems we've run into is that when assigning the computer name the ...
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Can RHEL6 servers be “copied”?

My company needs to setup a development server and we already have 2 production RHEL 6 servers working under a L4 switch. One of the solutions to setup the dev server was to simple copy all files ...
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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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Generalize an image without using Sysprep?

Without using sysprep, is there another way to generalize an image for use with Clonezilla? I created a sysprep image and forgot to add a few things. So when I tried to redo it, I get the failed to ...
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Extend partition to fill empty space after imaging

We are using Clonezilla to make our computer images. Since we are deploying this image on many different hard drive sizes, we shrink the main partition to be lower than 80GB before we make the golden ...
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Best imaging practices (specifically sysprep to a .wim & network deployment)?

Note: As you may have seen in my other question regarding the data integrity of a .wim, I know this is a very "rigged" method of doing things. I've been the one heading up that whole area for our ...
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is there a better PROCESS for picking office printers? [closed]

I run a small Mac/Linux/Android network and finding options for our new printer has been difficult. We have a few criteria, and as you all know, the market is pretty convoluted, with long feature ...
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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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Open Source Live Migration (Clone/Imaging)

I want to do a live migration of my Fedora and Windows Server 2003 into raw disk image without restart the server or shut it down. (disk image is for virtualization purpose) Is there any open source ...
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Imaging Process for Multiple Hardware configurations

currently we use a PXE environment to deploy an automated imaging process to PC's for windows 7. We are using an unattended installation with an answer file. This answer file tells the windows ...
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Permalink for latest version of browsers? [closed]

We use a deployment tool when we image new systems and up to now we have always downloaded the latest versions of Firefox, Flash, Acrobat, etc, saved them on a server and then pointed to them during ...
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Windows deployment services introduction

I am managing a moderately-sized computer network for school and I have been using Norton Ghost to deploy images across the network. However, recently we have been investigating a switch to another ...
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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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How to create a POST OS custom task sequence for an out-of-the box laptop

I'm playing around with MDT with the intent of facilitating the rollout of new laptops. As we turn on the new laptop for the first we want to go through with the standard windows OEM installation. ...
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Best method to clone a Windows server?

I have a Windows Server 2012 production server I am running with RDS set up. I want to copy everything I have done to set up this RDS server (user profiles, files, settings, etc) and make a second ...
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Taking image of a VPS to run locally

How can i take image of my ubuntu running on a VPS and then make it run on my local machine? I have access to my VPS via ssh as root user. Taking an image of it and making it run on local machine ...
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Get hardware serial number by MAC address?

Is there a command like the following: wmic /node:"COMPUTERNAME" bios get serialnumber But by MAC address instead of computer name? A solution to that would be appreciated, although if you have ...
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Windows System Image Manager - Extended Attributes Error

I'm trying to create a basic answer file for an image I'm working on to get the computer to automatically join the domain upon reimage. I've got the Win7 Pro 64 bit install.wim file extracted from the ...
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How to Shift Domain Controller without Imaging or Cloning

I have "Machine A" which is Server Running Windows Server 2008 with AD. Almost 65 xp clients are connected to this server. I have another "Machine B" which has good hardware configuration, I want to ...
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Cloning software RAID 1

I got any order for seven Linux-HA NFS clusters, which consist of two nodes a piece. Each node has a software RAID 1 configuration. I'm trying to speed up the process here. How could I go about ...
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Put files on deployed PC's HDD during SCCM2012 OSD

We are deploying Windows 7 using an OSD in SCCM 2012 SP1. We are doing this wirelessly. One of the things we are struggling on is automatically connecting to the Wireless. A solution is to use NETSH ...
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What directories absolutely need to be in a full system backup? [closed]

I'm currently configuring an Ubuntu Server system and would like to perform routine backups using rsync. The goal is to have the right files backed up so that I can use the backup to create an ...
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Best way to replicate servers

I currently have two servers both with linux software RAID1 configurations. They use heartbeat and DRBD to create a shared DRBD device that hosts a a exported NFS directory. The servers run Ubuntu ...
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Clonezilla - restore to different partitiion size?

I am using PartedMagic on a liveCD, and specifically am using Clonezilla to mirror a partition so that it can be restored to another drive. However, the drive I am attempting to restore to is smaller ...
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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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Creating Windows 7 Images with Hyper V

I have been working on creating standard windows 7 images that can be installed on physical machines (setting up developer machines) following the instructions here This involves: Setting up the ...