I have two questions about using Ghost Solution Suite version 2. I work at a local primary school and have to set up 40 laptops - I have prepared two Acer Extensa 5635 and Acer Extensa 5620 laptops running Windows XP Pro with all software, settings, run sysprep etc. ready for imaging.
My first question is on the Acer Extensa 5620. I created and sent the image to my Windows 2008 server and it worked perfectly. However when I attempted to restore the image to the other laptops (4 at a time) it wouldn't work. I have done the same process countless times at another school using Windows Server 2003 r2. Ghost on the server was ready to accept clients however this time I kept getting an error message that I was unable to connect - ghost was rejecting the connection not the server. If I can create the image on the server why can I not restore the image. I have no idea what to do next. Sorry I cannot remember what the code for the error was.
The second question relates to the Acer 5635 laptops. My netboot disc could not detect the laptop network card drivers. What do I do next?
I am self taught in the network administration, ghosting etc. This particular school has very limited space to lay out laptops using the cabled network hence only 4 at a time for restoring the image. It also has a very dodgy wireless network. I want to create my image on to a USB or an external hard drive that I could then use to restore the image one at a time to each laptop if necessary but need a step by step on how to first create the image. Can I take the one from the server, copy it across to the hard drive and use the net boot disc direct it to take the image off the hard drive using the dos 'net use...' as long as I name the hard drive beforehand?
I only get paid for four hours a week at this school and seem to be taking forever to get to this imaging! Your help would be much appreciated before I go nuts!