Ghost 8 Corporate with Sysprep and Boot CDs
Posted on 2008-06-12
Experts, I need your help!
I am searching through documentation and trying to find out how to get Ghost 8 to play nice with Sysprep and also to make a nice Bootable CD.
However, let me describe my situation and ask you what I should do:
All I really want to do with Ghost is to create a Windows XP SP2 (or SP3) image and then deploy it out to some PCs that currently have Windows 2000 installed.
So, do I need to use Sysprep at all? Also, do I need to even create a boot disk floppy (or CD)?
I'm not joining my model machine to my domain, so I am guessing the SID issue will not apply. Also, I don't mind joining the domain once I get the image down to a client.
Can somebody provide some advice? I have read through many of the widely available "tutorials" on this online, but I would really like to hear some "real world" advice from Experts who have used Ghost for years, especially since I'm just getting started with it.
From what I'm reading, it looks like it's very hard to get a good boot CD created with Ghost 8, especially since you first have to create 2 (or 3) floppies and then merge those together with some other files, etc.
I appreciate any input that you guys can give to lead me down the right path. Thanks so much!!