What is the best way to "ghost" a desktop pc?
Posted on 2006-11-20
Hello - - In my finance department, we have about 7 computers . They are all similiar units HP deskpro business class series. All of these pc run programs locally that are mission critical.
Typically there will be a program that is operated by one individual on one pc that they do all the time and if that person is out sick, vacation, etc. I have the identical program installed on a second pc where another individual can perform the same task.
While the majority of the pcs in my finance department are set up in this manner, it is not always possible to do so. Also - - none of the pcs are identical in the number or type of programs installed - and again, this is not really an option.
So..... my question is this - - if I wanted to create some kind immediate diaster recovery when any one of the pcs fail, what would you recommend? Since all the pcs are of the same type, I was thinkin that I could just keep a spare computer at the ready and then lay down some type of "ghosted" image on that replacement pc in the event that one of the working pcs fail.
I'd appreciate some ideas and guidence from the group on this.