What is the best way to clone/image computers?

By techietonya ·
I have approximately 25 computers in a lab that all need to be wiped and have Windows XP and apps reinstalled. I hate to buy 25 licenses of Symantec Ghost or similar software. I'd like to set up one system the way we need it including desktop shortcuts, files, etc, then clone that one to the others. Can someone provide a solution? There is no server and they are on p2p network.

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There are numerous cloning Utilities available

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to What is the best way to c ...

While I personally prefer Acronis

They have several different products one of which will suit your needs. There are also Utilities like Clonezilla available free here

But no matter what you chose you have to make sure that you do not breach M$ Licensing or you'll end up in lots of trouble from M$ Legal.

Cloning is perfectly OK if you are using MS Volume License Products but if you are using OEM Products you can not have the same Product Keys on more than 1 computer at a time.


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Don't forget

by seanferd In reply to There are numerous clonin ...

In order to deploy an image to all the machines, they will have to be exactly the same as the machine the image is taken from.

But no, you certainly don't need 25 Ghost licenses to do it.

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