Solved

building images with GP and PXE

Posted on 2014-03-10
2
210 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-22
We have been using ghost for years outside of the models that you need to update it's fine.

I heard a colleague of mine say that people are using GP to push images. Here is what I was told is being done and I want someone who really knows how to do this.

- boot PC to PXE
- OS is loaded onto PC
- PC is joined to Domain
- Apps are added.

I have seen many 3rd party apps that do this for a very high cost. Usually that is my approach.

I am looking for some guidance here on someone who is doing this every day or has real-time instructions . What I hear it this really amazing.
0
Comment
Question by:Tabcit
2 Comments
 
LVL 56

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Group Policy cannot be used to install images. However since sever 2008, there has been a free server role called "Windows Deployment Services" that can automate image capturing and deployment, and does have PXE support. It just isn't group policy.

Additionally, Microsoft has a free download called the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) that uses WDS as a base but extends it to cover some advanced scenarios. Highly recommended.

Technet has full documentation on WDS and MDT. That should get you started.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:smckeown777
Comment Utility
Second Cliff's recommendation...I've used WDS and MDT together and they really do a great job

WDS is useful on its own but with MDT added to the picture it allows you to really customize all aspects of the operation so its well worth looking at...

Here's a good video/intro to show you how it works...
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/tdbe12-deployment-day-session1.aspx
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Join & Write a Comment

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now