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By david_barger ·
I am looking for sites with tips on creating images for PCs. I want to learn how to make a tight image. What I mean by tight is one that limits the user to very few options. I am not very familiar with creating images.

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by dragon In reply to PC Images

If you are looking to lock the PC's down somewhat, you can use tweakui, available from Microsoft, and also check www.jsiinc.com for some good registry changes.

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by david_barger In reply to PC Images

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by Radovan In reply to PC Images

Can you explain further what kind of images?
If you are looking to lock out Windows98 or NT functions use System Policy Editor it can be found in resource kit. If you are new in windows administration take care and read help files.

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by McKayTech In reply to PC Images

When you talk about images, most people would assume you're talking about a product like Ghost that allows you to store a complete image of a hard drive so you can rapidly duplicate (clone) machines with an identical software setup.

When you looking to lock down the desktop (prevent users from tinkering) it's usually better to do that with system policies and/or profiles (available under NT and W2K).

If you can give some examples of what you want to accomplish and what platform you'll be using, we can probably give you some ideas of how to go about that.

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by John M. F. Kallevik In reply to PC Images

It is difficult to se what your real needs are from the information you give. It all depends on what kind of access you want your users to have, there are many options, from hardware cards which you can burn with the image of one machine, so that itwill always look tha same when rebooted, regardless, these cards will also disconnect the floppy and harddrive for unauthorized access. On the other end you have software like Norton Ghost, which can make a copy of one machine, and distribute this to a series of computers, making them all look completely similar.

If you cold define your needs a little more, it would be easier to be of more assistance, but I hope this is helpful.

John M. F. Kallevik - john.kallevik@post.com
Inter:Active Designs - contact@inter-active.intranets.com

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by david_barger In reply to PC Images

I am sorry that I have not been very clear with my situation. I will repost my question again later with more detail.

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by Vultur In reply to PC Images

Basically, you need to create the "Master Image." Here are some hints: 1. Put the Win9x directory on the HD. Install initally from HD or switch the registery to point sourcepath to the win9x directory. Include all required drivers here. 2. Onceyou setup all of you system policies, go into the registry and delete Hkey_local_machine/enum. This takes out the hardware specific details. This will allow you to make a universal build. It will autodetect everything back (if local see 1.). Usethis if you are going to install on different machines only. If you are going to install just Compaq Deskpros EN 500 do not delete this. Keep the image System Specific.

AS far as software, I reccommend Norton Ghost. I have used Drive Image, itis more user friendly but I think ghost is more powerful.

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