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How to push image with WDS or MDT like Ghost Solutions

Is there a way to push a reference image to a workstation like Symantec Ghost Solutions Suite?

I have WDS and MDT but I can't seem to find a way to push an image without having to touch the remote workstation. For example, GSS has a console.

Am I missing something?


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Oh wow. I would definitely want to use SCCM; never thought about it.

Is there a way to run the script thats point to the litetouch.vbs on the workstations which in turn forces the machine to reboot and install the image?

I don't know much but I'm just trying to think outside the box to avoid spending $$ on SCCM

Thanks again!


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Honestly, I'm not sure... if you get creative... maybe there's a way... but the problem I see is that the system has to be configured to book off the network to force it to do that... and I don't see how you'd do that in an automated way...  Keep in mind, MS offers EXTREMELY powerful deployment tools for free.. the one catch (as I see it), if you want ZERO interaction with the PCs, they want you to pay for THAT.
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Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP and was released in four editions: Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter. It also had derivative versions for clusters, storage and Microsoft’s Small Business Server. Important upgrades included integrating Internet Information Services (IIS), improvements to Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP), and the migration to Automated System Recovery (ASR).

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