Ghost Cast-issue.... Best image deploying tool for Lenovo laptops?
Posted on 2010-09-20
I work in a small company who buy used computers and mostly I work with laptops. Nowadays I'm working with a batch of many different Lenovo Thinkpad laptops. I.e T500, SL300, W700 and so on.
Usually we use Ghost 11 (Ghost Cast) to deploy images to the computers after creating a master image (on each model) of the original recovery DVD-set but as in the past with i.e. T60/T61 I 've had some challenges to manage this. I've recently been looking for an alternative to Ghost since almost every Lenovo-machine is giving me a headache. With T60/T61 I found a workaround by disabling the pre-desktop area and changing the SATA-config from ACHI to Compatible and enabling the -ib swith in the Ghost Cast console. When cloning the image to the new computer I enabled the Image Boot-partition in Ghost on the client machine (accessed through PXE). This worked, but these new models seems to be a pain in the a*se working with Ghost or vice versa.
Does it exsist a permanent solution (other program than Ghost via PXE) or a workaround that will work on all Lenovo machines?