Starting Ghostcast server automaticaly upon reboot

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have a Symantec Ghost ver. 7.5 where I use Ghostcast server to install new machines.

When I reboot the Ghostserver I would like Ghostcast to start automaticly with all the sessions needed according to the number of images I have available.

I have an old .reg file that works on Ghost ver. 8.0 but I can't get it to work on 7.5

--- Reg-file for ver. 8.0 ---
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"NGSERVER"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Ghost\\ngserver.exe\""
"Ghost R51"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Ghost\\ghostsrv.exe\" \\\\poirot\\g$\\Ghost\\Laptop\\R51\\R51-SYSPREP.gho R51 -r -n1 -t00:01"
"Ghost R60"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Ghost\\ghostsrv.exe\" \\\\poirot\\g$\\Ghost\\Laptop\\R60\\R60-sysprep.gho R60 -r -n1 -t00:01"
"Ghost T60"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Ghost\\ghostsrv.exe\" \\\\poirot\\s$\\Ghost_bu\\RAW\\T60-sysprep.gho T60 -r -n1 -t00:01"
--- End reg-file ---

The first thing I notice is this line:
"NGSERVER"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Ghost\\ngserver.exe\""

There is no ngserver.exe in the ghost-folder
But I don't think that's all. If I leave out that line I (as far as I can figure out) should still get the ghostcast server window upon rebbot. But that doesn't happen.

Any ideas?
Question by:Kasper Katzmann
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    Expert Comment

    sorry to tell you, but ghostcast server was a flawed product from the beginning, Symantec wanted us to test it, and after 1 day of testing we told them it was totally unworkable, it was a flawed product design.

    Go to the latest ghost, or better still, use acronis true image.  Ghostcast server 7.5 is just a flawed product.

    Author Comment

    by:Kasper Katzmann
    Well that doesn't really answer my question.

    Author Comment

    by:Kasper Katzmann
    I don't agree. scrathcyboy gives no answer to my question.
    I've seen it work before, so I know it is possible.
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    Accepted Solution

    ngserver.exe is a process belonging to Symantec Ghost and offers additional functions to this disk imaging software. This isn't used for ghostcast, it will show the little icon in your tray if you installed the Ghost Client for Windows.

    Try the following site, this contains the commandline switches for Ghostcast.

    My shortcut for GhostCast:
    "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\GhostSrv.exe" "D:\image.gho" D600 -n1 -restart -UU -DISK1

    Try to get it to work with a normal shortcut first, then implement it into your registry.
    Ofcourse you could add the shortcut to the startup on your GhostCast machine.

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