Ghost cast session stops responding, then starts again
I have been using GSS for 8 years now, and never really had a problem until I upgraded to version 18.104.22.1686.
I have been using GSS to rebuild the machines in my classroom with both XP and Windows 7, but the problem isn't really the image. I build 12-13 machines at a time, but since the upgrade, the image progress runs, then at some point the GhostCast session pauses, none of the counters update for 5 to 10 minutes, then it usually progresses.
The image itself is on a SAS array on a Win 2008 file server, and Ghost is installed on a Win 2003 server connected to the same Alcatel switch. The client machines are all pretty well speced (Quad Core Xeon, 12GB RAM and SATA II disks) and connected to a seperate switch, but they are all linked at 1GBps. I have checked the config of the network with our admin, and he says there is no option for IGMP snooping on the Alcatel switches, as I have the articles on this. When the problem occurs, there is no network traffic.
Now, normally this just changes things from a 15 minute build into a 30 minute one, but recently it took 5 hours to try and build a machine, but it stopped at 92% and went no where. I am checking into the disk array as we have had a battery and disk failure, but this has been like this for some time now.