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Image Capture/Computer Backup with MDT 2008

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Here's what we want:  To capture an image of an XP SP2 workstation and store it as a backup.

Here's what we did: We tried SMS OSD to capture an image, which we were successful in doing.  However, when the computer reboots, it goes into a Windows Setup wizard, like you'd see if you just deployed an image to a computer.  This is not something we want.  I'm guessing this is from the image capture CD using Sysprep.

My question:  Is there a better way to capture an image using MDT 2008 or something from Microsoft?  If not, is there a way to make it so that after a successful capture of a computer, upon reboot, it doesn't go into a Windows Setup wizard, it just boots back up like it did before with no changes to the computer or the data on that computer?
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whats this for a backup of the pc or to deploy multiple pc's with the same image

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Just a straight backup of a single PC so that if the hard drive crashes, we could install a new hard drive and push that backup image down onto the new hard drive.
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Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server for Desktops
http://www.symantec.com/business/backup-exec-system-recovery-desktop-edition

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I was hoping for a Microsoft solution.  We have Syamntec Ghost right now, but that costs money, so we're trying to find a free Microsoft solution, like MDT is free.
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There is no free Microsoft imaging solution.
You could try Clonezilla.

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ImageX (Microsoft can do this)
it's included in the WAIK (windows automated installation kit). Imagex is scriptable and very easy to use.

to capture the image use the following syntax:

imagex /compress fast /verify /capture c: \\server02\backups\server01.wim "server.wim"


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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749447(WS.10).aspx
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