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Is there any software that you would recommend for creating an image/iso for desktops and laptops within our network?  Want to be able to nightly take a snapshot of about 10 desktop and 4 laptop computers and save it on a NAS in another location.  Not sure the price but the cheapest is always best unless there is a free way to do this.
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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Symantec Ghost or Acronis will do this. Ghost has command line switches and can put your image where you wish, so that should be no problem. My colleague and I use Ghost and it works great. Acronis works as well.

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by:pgm554
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What's the OS?

W7 and 8 have a built in image based backup that can be used for what you want.
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win 7.  How do you use that?  Never heard of it.  Can it be sent to a NAS?
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You can make recovery disks with Windows 7 (admin tools, backup) to DVD and hard drives. I have not tried NAS. I like Ghost better for generalized backup.

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In win 7 pro I don't see admin tools backup.  I see admin tools but no backup.  Is this under control panel?
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Sorry, I thought it might have been.

Go to Control Panel, Action Center and select Backup and Restore (bottom left).

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Is this the same in Win 8?
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by:John Hurst
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Not entirely.

Under Action Center, you can see File History and back up your files, but that is not an image.

Under Action Center, Recovery, you can create a Recovery Drive to refresh or to troubleshoot problems.


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you can go for acronis
it provides what you are looking for
even you can schedule it to send email alerts about successful or unsuccessful tasks

Rather than going for complete backup i would recommend, create one complete backup and then schedule incremental backups
It will save space and will increase efficiency

you can even control the data transfer speed via software in case you have lots of tasks running
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@mkramer777 - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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