Cloning Windows 7 computers (they're all the same make/model)
Posted on 2011-05-06
I have 16 new computers fresh from Dell. I have installed all of our enterprise applications on one computer, which is the 'master' computer. I'd like to clone the hard drive of this master computer and 'copy' it to the hard drives of the other computers. I popped the hard drive out of one of the other computers and hooked it up to the master computer and tried to use Norton Ghost 15 to copy the source hard drive, but I am having some difficulty. I've read that Norton Ghost can be used, but then I am hearing only if the source hard drive is at least 1/16th smaller than the target hard drive. I'm also gettng a negative vibe about Norton Ghost on various forums.
So, what is the best way to do this? All of the machines are the same make/model/specs. We don't necessarily have to use Norton Ghost 15, but we have purchased the software already. So if it can be used, then great. if not, how else can it be done?
Thank you so much!