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Created: 02 May 2013 • Updated: 02 May 2013 | 4 comments

My company purchased Ghost V15. On the disk it says "for use on 1 PC". My boss, the IT wanted to use this product for imaging for a MASSIVE windows 7 roll out. My guess is he purchased the wrong product becuase after creating the image/back-up file it allows me to create 2 images, then the file goes to 'invalid' status.

My question is, what product should he have purchased for an image roll out of about 400 clients and what is the estimated license cost.



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CraigV's picture

...while Ghost is a Norton product, I've moved this to the Ghost Solution Suite forum and hopefully the guys here can assist you!


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EdT's picture

Norton Ghost 15 is a retail product, very recently discontinued, and totally unsuitable for corporate deployments.

Ghost Solution Suite is the corporate product (based on different technology to the Norton product) and is designed for corporate deployments. However, it is licensed on a per machine basis, so you may wish to explore the licensing costs with a Symantec distributor before proceeding. This is the correct forum for GSS support however, but we cannot give any pricing information.

How do you intend to deploy the images?  Are you installing a sysprepped image from a local USB device, for example?

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BIG_Sherm's picture

We are systematically doing them 1 by 1 from an USB external HDD. I figured he had purchased the wrong product but I had no idea which product we needed.

EdT's picture

If you are using this technique, then there is really no need to purchase an external product as the Microsoft Windows Automated Installation Kit comes with imaging tools and is free to download.

Check out this article for making a WinPE boot environment from which you can use Imagex.exe:

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