Issue deploying generic build via network.
Posted on 2007-10-17
We have a single windows XP sysprep'd image. It is a ghost image, that automates through the mini-setup to login. Currently we deploy this via a bootable DVD which launchs into ghost and we select to image local disk, from image. etc etc.Our network consists of about 500 machines. We have dozens of different manufactered PC's (Dell/HP/Acer etc) so a RIS server isn't really an option, not to mention lack of Bios PXE on many of the older machines. Ghost was our next port of call.
Setting up a ghost server seemed simple enough, but we stumbled terribly on getting a single bootable disk (cd) to automate finding the correct drivers for whatever network card was present and then launch ghost. How easy is it to create a generic boot cd that can automate finding the correct drivers and become network ghost ready?