Using Ghost to setup multiple workstations?

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I need to setup about 30 workstations, all will receive the same apps - Office et al.   All will be clients running XP in a Windows 2003 LAN.  I'd like to be able to set the first machine up, Ghost the image to a bootable cd and subsequently set the others up exactly like the first.  Is this doable?  Do I need to know how to Ghost before attempting this, or can I just pickup the software and figure it out?  Symantec wants to charge $50/license for EACH machine I put the image onto.  That CANNNOT be right, can it?  I assumed I would need one copy, as I'm only imagine one machine.  Anyone have any thoughts on that, or better methods?  Thanks
Question by:GeorgeMartin601
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    hardware needs to be the same unless you are sysprepping

    licensing costs sound correct since you are putting an image onto 30 machines.

    Cheaper solution may be the Ghost solution suite.

    Free alternatives.

    Free Drive imaging Free ghost alternatives
    also some free alternatives
 DrvImager XP - not found  free for 30 days full version

    How to do a new hard drive install, copy a hard drive copy ghost a drive

    I hope this helps !
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    Thanks.  I'll look at some of the free alternatives.

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