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Deploy new image of Windows 7 using Ghost

Created: 21 Mar 2014 | 3 comments

I need to be able to install a new image of Windows 7 using Ghost.  Is this possible?

all I can see is to select an existing gho image but I don't have one of those.

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EdT's picture

Norton Ghost or Symantec Ghost?  

What version are you using?

You need to have an image to be able to install it - so what am I missing from your posting?

The simple answer is Yes - you can deploy windows 7 images using Ghost, but there are licensing issues you need to consider as well, as Windows 7 will automatically de-activate if deployed on a different machine to the one the image was created on. This is a Microsoft anti piracy measure.

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chrisaz87's picture

Symantec Ghost Suite 2.5.1

I have Windows 7 Pro VL disc along with KMS for mass activations.  I come from a SCCM/WDS background where you can do either an existing clone or just point a task to a windows install image disc and it will install windows on the target machine and then apply customizations.  Is that not possible with Ghost?

EdT's picture

Ghost is an imaging tool rather than a deployment tool. It has also not had any significant updates for several years due to the dev team being disbanded. If you already know sccm then stick with that product.

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