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Ghost cloning many pc's with names, that I decide

Created: 03 Aug 2010 • Updated: 03 Aug 2010 | 4 comments

Have read a lot of articles about individual named pc's after cloning with Ghost, but not found a good solution.
We ghost about 120 pc's at a time for our students. It is a tedious job to rename all these pc's to the students Student-ID eg. L290012, L290156. The numbers are not  continuous.
I would invite Symantec to make a solution, where you can:
 

  1. insert pc names in af txt- or csv file with eg. 30 names
  2. distribute these names to the 30 pc's that is being ghostet at a time with multicast.

Kind regards
Aage Monrad
University College Syddanmark
Denmark

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ICHCB's picture

That is a good idea.   You know that you can do this in the console with a configureation task.   You will set up a clone and configure task and tell it what the name will be and it can rename it and join it to the domain. 

If you don't have an OS on these new systems then you can PXE poot to the tcp/ip client and then they will talk to the server so you can use it.   Or you can hack a usb drive to boot to  the console or even a cd if you are creative.   The usb drive is easy you just restore the ghost partition to the usb drive and now it is a ghost client boot disk.

Hope you look into the console it has a lot of keen option.

Cheers.

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amo@ucsyd.dk's picture

Hi ICHCB
Thank you for the answer. I'm afraid that it's too much work, and that I know too litle about the console.
Could you give me a link to a place (manual or other instruction) where the approach is described?
Kind regards
Aage Monrad

ICHCB's picture

go to www.ghost.com and look for the tutorials.  They have a video and all the manuals.  

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