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Setting up a server for imaging using ghost and win server 2003

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Hi,
Please bare with me as I am somewhat of a newbie.  I am starting a computer rental company that will be deploying anywhere from 5 to 50 computers out to clients at any given time.  I will be starting this at home and want to know the best way to set up a server for imaging.  I have a network setup already and will be putting the server after a dlink router (di-614+).  I will not need to access the server from my home computer but will be installing a 24port switch from the router for the server and computers to be imaged.  I will also be using a KVM switch to easily switch from one computer to the next.  Is win server 2003 the correct software I need for this setup? Do I need Ghost corporate? Is there a anything else I will need?  Basically what I want to do is create an image copy it to the server and the copy it to the x number of machine to be imaged.  Thank you for your responses!
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Oh yeah, can I use xp as a server?
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you can use windows xp as a server. the OS doesnt really come into play with ghost, ghost uses what it calls the GHOST CAST SERVER which is installed when you install ghost

you then just create the aprop ghost boot disks using the boot wizard (also installed with ghost) and away you go.

its a very simple utility that isnt hard to learn at all

rest of your setup sounds very cool though, similar to what i have in my office :)

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Thanks Jay,

Any other comments would be appreciated.  
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