Powercasting will not work anymore for imaging computers.
Posted on 2006-07-21
I work with a school district and I used to use Powerquest Deploy Center 5.5 to image labs in the school. I liked it because you just partitioned any machine and created an image that could be powercasted to all the other machines which were booted up from floppy disk.
About a year ago we got some new network equipment and after that, the client machines booting from disk could no longer find the server pc multicasting the image. I haven't changed anything, so the only thing I could think of is that something changed when the network equipment changed.
Does multicasting need to be enabled on network switches some how? I'm no expert other than plugging the computers into the switches...
Thanks for any help,