Symantec Ghost Suite 2.5 and Windows 7 Issue imaging HP Pro 4300
Posted on 2013-05-21
I have used ghost for many years imaging PCs, but never for Windows 7. I am now beginning a deployment of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and am running into some issues.
My first issue is the most important.... I have created a "master" image on an HP Pro4300 with all the programs, updates, and everything else I need. I then created an unattend.xml file and sysprepped the image properly. I then booted to a Ghost bootable disk with Windows PE. I then selected LOCAL-->DISK-->TO IMAGE and sent the image to my external hard drive. This process was successful. I then bootable another HP Pro 4300 to Ghost and tried restoring the image onto the PC. LOCAL-->DISK-->FROM IMAGE. The process goes through without error and says successful. When I reboot the PC it says NO BOOT DEVICE FOUND. I have tried this process with the target PC set in the BIOS for ACHI and IDE. I am not sure what I am missing but desperately need to get this solved.....
My other issue is getting the bootable ghost disk to have network capabilities. I have tried creating the disk with Windows PE and Windows PE(512) but neither work. I would love to use the ghostcast server, and/or map a drive during the boot process to get to images stored on the network.