[clug] Imaging Server

mathew at aurora.vm.bytemark.co.uk mathew at aurora.vm.bytemark.co.uk
Wed Sep 6 15:45:35 GMT 2006

Quoting Mike J <astro_mikel at hotmail.com>:

> Anyone know a good open-source imaging server solution...im after
> something similar to Novell's Zen Imaging? e.g.
> pxe boot  > select image > image.
> simple easy to use (no boot disk required)
> The bad news....im in a windows environment. so XP Clients.
> Anyhelp would be great.
> Cheers.
> Michael.

I did a lot of the initial work on such a system at Reid CIT (I'm  
studying Diploma of IT (Networking) there).

When a PC in one of the labs boots, it fires up a PXELINUX driven  
menu. From there, you can boot from the hard disk (default, if the  
menu times out), or select an emulated DOS floppy image, which then  
boots and runs a batchfile that images the machine with Norton Ghost  
via the network.

The menu is now configured to point to the ZENworks system they  
installed during the last semester break.

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