Symantec Ghost cann't join Samba-PDC domain

Ken Willett kwillett at
Tue Sep 25 12:22:03 GMT 2001

Ghost 7.0 Enterprise Edition does have multicast support. We just got it, so
I haven't had a chance to try it yet. The idea is that you configure a small
boot partition on each client machine. When booted with that partition, the
client waits for multicast data to be sent from the console.  Once you get
all your machines ready to receive, you start the multicast and they all
update their main partition at once.

Sounds great; I don't know how well it works in practice.

From: "Mark Haney" <mhaney at>
To: "Lista linux" <linux at>
Cc: "Matt Lessem" <Matt.Lessem at Colorado.EDU>,
<samba-ntdom at>
Subject: RE: Symantec Ghost cann't join Samba-PDC domain
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 06:02:56 -0400

>>I have read that using Ghost in some particular mode (broadcast, I
>>guess) this could  be faster, What do I need to do this?

Well, the way I used to do it was to use Ghost Multicast server (I think
that was the name). YOu had to purchase a special version (or key to unlock
the feature) that allowed you to Multicast ghost images. I used it several
times a couple years ago. I don't really know about the newer versions as I
now work for a much smaller company, but I think the Enterprise Edition of
Ghost includes that feature.

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