Auto Session in GhostCast without having to click send for new clients...How To

Posted on 2008-02-07
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How do I have a session in Symantec GhostCast Server that I can keep up for the tech's ghosting in the field?
Meaning, I want to start a session, leave it, and have it work each time someone connects with the session name without me having to go and click accept clients and/or send.

Multicast, Auto Start, Force Mode???
I've tried all these but possible not in the right order and/or in  conjunction with another option.

This is Version 8 Also,
Best Regards,
Question by:vibesmaster
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Ghostcast is for imaging multiple clients at the same time, it sounds like you are only imaging one at a time? If so why try to use Ghostcast instead of using a file on a mapped network drive as the image?

I suppose you could schedule ghostcast to kick off every half hour using something like c:\program files\symantec\ghost\ghostsrv.exe c:\images\image.gho SESSIONNAME -disk1 -p1 -PART1 -n1 but I can't see much use for that since they would have to wait until the session started.

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The way to do this is through the "Auto Start" box in the right hand site.
You chose Client Count and put the number in there
You leave time and timeout empty
You click Accept Clients and you will never have to click send, it will do it automatically.
It will continue to work everytime a client connects.
As far as 2 or more at once, I'll look into this and see if I can run 1 and start another half way through.

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After Speaking with Symantec this applies to all versions of ghostcast.
You can have an autosend setup simply by putting in Client Count as 1 and clicking Accept Clients.
For each one though you have to have a new GhostCast Server window open.
Assuming you have 10 open with sessions 30-39 then once the client has gone through all the sessions they will all have to be restarted again.

Best Regards,
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Surely unicast is better with individual clients? GhostCast isn't needed at all.

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Ghost cast is needed, I didn't post all the reasons why because then I'm just explaining our architecture when I was seeking a solution for 1 task.
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Andy, you maybe confusing Multicast and Unicast, GhostCast is basically the Software on the Server side the client connects to.

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Open Ghostcast > File > Options > Tick the Box "Restart Operation" in the lower left corner.

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