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By adnash2134 ·
I have a project at TAFE where we have to find some imaging software to image all the PC's. the problem we are having is that each hard drive is partition 3-4 times with a build of XP and 3-4 builds of Server 2003. We can get the XP working properly but with the Server builds do not connect properly to the domain, will not update to SP2 and are unable to connect with each other in the way in which is needed.
The requirement is that 3 separate computers running server 2003 and one running windows xp are setup to be in the same domain with one being the domain controller, one with the mail server and the other with the web server whilst the xp is the client from which everything is tested. 3 classes use the same room hence the requirement for 3 partitions of server and xp.
My question is, is there any software that will image the server copies and redistribute them uniquely into different partitions on say 20 different computers in the same classroom. Have had no luck with acronis snap deploy workstation or server version, and norton ghost.
any suggestions on the matter would be greatly appriciated

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Sounds like a good case for virtualization.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Server Imaging

Build the XP system, load a virtual host application, and build the remaining XP and Server systems as virtual guest systems. Connect the XP hosts to the main LAN and configure the guest systems as being on a separate virtual LAN. You should be able to then image the drives with the guest systems.

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