Universal Imaging across Dell Optiplex Lines

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Does anyone know about Dell supplying a tool for assisting in the
creation of universal disk images for their Optiplex business lines.
I have heard of this through the grapevine in regards to the new
optiplex lines coming out now and in the next month and am wondering
if anyone has information on this and on how we can get it.

TIA
 

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Business have and still are doing this with imaging software like true
image
and norton ghost. Seems to work fine. Is this tool you
are talking about any different than what is being done now.
I'm just curious.
Dave
 
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Dell offers a service where they will use an image you created on the
computers that you order from them. They will keep the image up to date
as the hardware changes from what I understand. Not worth the cost.
With XP a "universal" image is not that hard to do and I use a hardware
based duplicator and sysprep

Wayne

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> Does anyone know about Dell supplying a tool for assisting in the
> creation of universal disk images for their Optiplex business lines.
> I have heard of this through the grapevine in regards to the new
> optiplex lines coming out now and in the next month and am wondering
> if anyone has information on this and on how we can get it.
>
> TIA
 
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On 1 Jul 2005 18:41:31 -0700, "David" <davids1165@gmail.com> wrote:

>Business have and still are doing this with imaging software like true
>image
>and norton ghost. Seems to work fine. Is this tool you
>are talking about any different than what is being done now.
>I'm just curious.
>Dave


We are use Symantec Ghost 8 now (Have to use Acronis Enterprise on
some of our new servers). The tool "supposedly" and i say
"supposedly" because i do not know how true or accurate the source is,
adds all the necessary drivers and registry related hardware info
before you sysprep and image with a product of your choice. Since we
standardized on dell optiplex pc's and since this product is supposed
to do this for Optiplexes it makes sense to use something prebuilt
than having to do it manually.
 
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On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 21:30:46 -0500, "wayne" <nope@nowhere.com> wrote:

>Dell offers a service where they will use an image you created on the
>computers that you order from them. They will keep the image up to date
>as the hardware changes from what I understand. Not worth the cost.
>With XP a "universal" image is not that hard to do and I use a hardware
>based duplicator and sysprep
>
>Wayne
>
>NoneOfBusiness wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know about Dell supplying a tool for assisting in the
>> creation of universal disk images for their Optiplex business lines.
>> I have heard of this through the grapevine in regards to the new
>> optiplex lines coming out now and in the next month and am wondering
>> if anyone has information on this and on how we can get it.
>>
>> TIA

This service is supposed to now be offered as software to the
companies so they can do it themselves..."supposedly"


Yeah i know how to do sysprep with a custom sysprep.inf but then i
need to test across the various lines of dells to make sure the image
works. If i am using their software to do that piece then my testing
is not as extensive you know.. I do have other things i have to do in
my job....:)