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Connecting to Ghostcast Server....

Created: 11 Sep 2012 | 5 comments

Hi I'm using WINPE boot to try and create an image for a laptop ( HP Elitebook 8570w) and I can't connect to the GhostCast Server. How can I connect to the GhostCast Server to Create an image for the laptop?

 

Thank you.

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EdT's picture

Could you provide some actual technical information in relation to your problem?

What version of Ghost?

Have you added and selected Vista 32 bit drivers for the HP 8570W in Ghost Boot Wizard so that your WinPE boot has the necesary drivers for the NIC and the hard disk controller?  (WinPE is based on Vista kernel hence needs Vista drivers regardless of what O/S is on the HP)

Since you cannot connect, are you getting any error messages you could share with us?

Is your HP getting an IP address?

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Blake123abc's picture

I'm running Ghost version 11.5.1

How exactly do you add and select Vista 32 bit drivers in the Ghost Boot Wizard? Yes the computer is getting an IP address

EdT's picture

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH110134

 

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Blake123abc's picture

Thank you for that information, however the newer laptops that I'm working on do not have Vista Drivers available, is there another way to make this work without the Vista Drivers? These Laptops are also Windows Enterprise 64bit Laptops.

EdT's picture

The actual version of windows installed on your laptops is immaterial during cold imaging, as WinPE is the running operating system.  Since I believe Vista and Windows 7 drivers are both conforming to the Windows Driver Model, you may find that the 32 bit Win 7 drivers may load into WinPE. You can test this without rebuilding WinPE by using the DRVLOAD utility - see:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/do-i-have-correct-driver-winpe

Alternatively, depending on your experience and willingness to experiment, you could build the V3 version of WinPE as your boot environment as this version uses Win 7 drivers.  There is a roll-your-own guide at:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/adventures-winpe-31?om_ext_cid=biz_con_cmgr_cp_20120221_pm

 

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