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Imaging computers

raharr
I am trying to image computers where the images are stored on a 2003 server. I can use the "NET USE" statement on a workstation running XP through the command prompt. No problem. But when I try to boot using a boot disk and connecting through IP, it can not find the server. I checked ip config and I am connecting to the network and I can ping the servers ip address.

Any suggestions?
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    raharr

    Well, I have tried about everything I could find. Some are from 2002. I have used Bart's, but I cen not sem to get it to boot up correctly. Even the newest one. UBCD boots up and I can get a ip address from the DHCP server. And it says it can not find the server. Yet, I can ping it with no problem. I have creat a ms boot disk. That did not work. Same problem, cen not find the server. But if I boot up a xp workstation, go to dos prompt, run net use, it works that way. Yet, that is not help if I am imaging the computer. I have run out of ideas.

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    NaughtyMonkey

    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/download/ATICW/

    You can create a boot disk and it has great network support. If the application is installed on a computer, you can take an image and restore an image from within windows.

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    raharr

    I will give it a shot and let you know. Thanks

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    wesley.chin

    Is the IP being pinged the IP of the server?

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    raharr

    Yep! I can ping all day long. Is there something out there besides using the "net use" ?

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    raharr

    Has anyone had luck with this on a 2003 server? This is a new server and it is set up for file sharing, internet and video streaming.

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    david.wallis

    are you trying to do a RIS image?

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    raharr

    I have created the images for computers using ghost. They were on my Novell server, but started running out of space on it. I have a new 2k3 server that has 4 TB. Plenty of room. So I moved all the images over to it. Now in order for me to ghost a workstation, I have to copy the image for the computer I am setting up from the 2k3 server to the novell server. A real pain.

    I though to make things simple, I would just do the imaging from the 2k3 server. But I can not attach to it.

    Any other suggestons?

    Many thanks.

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    Sue T

    are you using the server IP address or the server name when you try to connect? If you are using the name then try using the IP number.

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    Dumphrey

    Ghost makes very limited boot disks. You may need to build new boot disks with the correct dns information for your server, being connected to Novell originally, it also may be trying to use IPX. Install ghost on a workstation and build a new boot disk with network support.

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    cliff680

    I don't know if the problems I had are the same as yours, but I also had connection issues from boot disks and Windows 2003 server. I solved my issue using group policy.

    On the 03 server that you are trying to image to do the following:
    Go to the Group Policy Management Console and edit the
    Default Domain Policy (I'm assuming that this is enabled)
    Then go to:
    Computer Configuration
    Windows Settings
    Security Settings
    Local Policies
    Security Options
    Disable both of the following
    Microsoft Network Client:Digitally sign communications (always)
    Microsoft Network Server:Digitally sign communications (always)

    Then either reboot or run gpupdate /force from the command prompt to apply new policies

    Hope this helps.

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    raharr

    Right now, I am willing to try anything. Can not be any worst than it already is.

    Thanks

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    raharr

    Nope! They were already disabled.

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    raharr

    Well, I have tried about everything I could find. Some are from 2002. I have used Bart's, but I cen not sem to get it to boot up correctly. Even the newest one. UBCD boots up and I can get a ip address from the DHCP server. And it says it can not find the server. Yet, I can ping it with no problem. I have creat a ms boot disk. That did not work. Same problem, cen not find the server. But if I boot up a xp workstation, go to dos prompt, run net use, it works that way. Yet, that is not help if I am imaging the computer. I have run out of ideas.

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    NaughtyMonkey

    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/download/ATICW/

    You can create a boot disk and it has great network support. If the application is installed on a computer, you can take an image and restore an image from within windows.

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    raharr

    I will give it a shot and let you know. Thanks

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    Hm

    wesley.chin

    Is the IP being pinged the IP of the server?

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    raharr

    Yep! I can ping all day long. Is there something out there besides using the "net use" ?

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    raharr

    Has anyone had luck with this on a 2003 server? This is a new server and it is set up for file sharing, internet and video streaming.

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    RIS

    david.wallis

    are you trying to do a RIS image?

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    raharr

    I have created the images for computers using ghost. They were on my Novell server, but started running out of space on it. I have a new 2k3 server that has 4 TB. Plenty of room. So I moved all the images over to it. Now in order for me to ghost a workstation, I have to copy the image for the computer I am setting up from the 2k3 server to the novell server. A real pain.

    I though to make things simple, I would just do the imaging from the 2k3 server. But I can not attach to it.

    Any other suggestons?

    Many thanks.

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    Sue T

    are you using the server IP address or the server name when you try to connect? If you are using the name then try using the IP number.

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    Dumphrey

    Ghost makes very limited boot disks. You may need to build new boot disks with the correct dns information for your server, being connected to Novell originally, it also may be trying to use IPX. Install ghost on a workstation and build a new boot disk with network support.

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    cliff680

    I don't know if the problems I had are the same as yours, but I also had connection issues from boot disks and Windows 2003 server. I solved my issue using group policy.

    On the 03 server that you are trying to image to do the following:
    Go to the Group Policy Management Console and edit the
    Default Domain Policy (I'm assuming that this is enabled)
    Then go to:
    Computer Configuration
    Windows Settings
    Security Settings
    Local Policies
    Security Options
    Disable both of the following
    Microsoft Network Client:Digitally sign communications (always)
    Microsoft Network Server:Digitally sign communications (always)

    Then either reboot or run gpupdate /force from the command prompt to apply new policies

    Hope this helps.

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    raharr

    Right now, I am willing to try anything. Can not be any worst than it already is.

    Thanks

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    raharr

    Nope! They were already disabled.