I am running Ghost 8.0.  All I want to do is create an image of a 2003 Server

Posted on 2006-05-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I just launched Ghost Corporate Ed.8.0
Of course it has tons of utilities, but I only want to make an image of a 2003 Server.  I want to store this image on a network share on a remote server.
I went to Start - Programs - Symantec Ghost - Ghost Boot Wizard (I think this is the correct selection).

Which of the following options should I select:
Network Boot Package
Drive Mapping Boot Package
TCP/OP Network Boot Image
TCP/IP Network Ghost Client Boot Image

Any other tips for   a Ghost newbie?
Question by:cliffordgormley
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    Accepted Solution

    The lowest one, TCP/IP Network Ghost Client Boot Image
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    Expert Comment

    rindi's right

    But I always have to put in a word for my favorite ghost helper, the Ultimate Boot CD For Windows.  If you're up to the challenge, go to and download and build this boot cd.  When you build it, you can add support for your Ghost 8.  Then, if you boot from it, you'll have 32bit access (not 16 bit like the dos floppy) to all your system hardware in the machine you want to image.  This means that when you run ghost, it'll be at least twice as fast.  I've had imaging speeds over network cabling higher than 2.5 Gigabytes per minute but it averages around a Gig per minute.  And the ubcd4win is good for tons more than ghosting.  

    Just another tip for a Ghost Newbie...

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    I prefer bartPE  Create a boot CD and copy Ghost32.exe and a couple other necessary files and you have a networkable boot using a gui and your ghost in the 32bit version.

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    RDAdams, the ubcd4win is just a juked up version of Bart's.  What makes it a tad nicer is it has more driver support out-of-the-box.  Bart's is fine too as the lean and mean version of my recommendation.

    - gurutc
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    Assisted Solution

    If your just wanting an image of a running Windows 2003 Server then you can just use the "Remote Client install" option on the Tools menu.
    This will install the Ghost Client on the server and then it will show up in the Ghost Console.
    You can then choose "New>Image Create Task" and select the server you want to pull the image from and where you want to store the image.
    Let me know if you get stuck.


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