BootP W/ Win2K/AD & Norton Ghost
Posted on 2004-08-05
Okay, I need a little patience here. Here are my requirements with regard to set-up. If there is a better way, please let me know!
This is a training lab. There are 10 machines that may expand up to 30 soon. Anyway, I want to be able to keep ghosted images of each machine (possibly a common image for about 50% of the workstations and the others as servers). But I do want images. I want the stations/servers to be able to boot from their network cards (various mobos with Boot From Network options), and connect to a Norton Ghost Server.
Here is our basic setup:
1 - All machines are Win2K/XP/2003 Workstations and Servers
2 - Active Directory used heavily - Mixed Mode (for compat. & options)
3 - All mobo's have boot from NIC/Network capability.
4 - BootP Server is also solo DHCP server. - Ex.) Named "BOOTSERVER"
5 - TFTP server is "Cisco TFTP server" on DHCP server with default path containing images. (and it IS running:)
6 - Network Runs fine at this stage. There are no connectivity problems, etc. This is a backup structure we want to build.
Here are some of the thoughts I have:
1 - The BootP server (Win2KServer) wants the image name, TFTP name, etc. but I can find NO examples of the syntax! This is the worst part for me.
2 - What TFTP server do I need, will Cisco TFTP be enough?
3 - I need to be able for these people to absolutely destroy the OS, etc. and be able to let me re-image the machines with a reboot to the network.
Now - I can attempt to make the SYS file be a norton ghost disk (such as the floppy you use to re-image). OR can I just give it a ghost image? Or what.
Most importantly, I need syntax and configuration! This appears to be simple, but I am not doing something correctly. I have the concepts down, but not the caveats or syntax.
Thanks ahead of time!!!