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Nitin | 11 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

The WinPE NIC driver for the Intel 82567 NIC from Intel's web site does not work on Dell e6400's or e6500's. Either use PC-DOS or get a special version of the NIC driver for use with WinPE from Dell's web site.


NOTE: The executable that you download is a self-extracting executable. If you run it, you will have the option to specify to where the files should be extracted and saved. The executable will continue at that pont and will attempt to locate drivers for the version of Windows you are running where you downloaded the driver file. It may...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 20 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

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Sockkalingam | 05 Jul 2010 | 1 comment

Hi All,

This Blog does not require a real handshake in person.
Any ideas, doubts, questions can be raised.
We all can share the knowledge about Symantec Ghost and help each other.
Expecting support from all Ghost  LOVERS


Dilip P S | 29 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

As far as the sysprep answer file for Windows XP is concerned, It is possible to edit the answer file and even use it  to copy the user profile as such. From Ghost point of View, The user is able to keep the "computer name" field blank so that he gets a prompt for name after each image deployment. But in case of the Windows 7 Sysprep answer file, It forces the user to add the computer name rather than keeping it blank. And my understanding is that it is not possible to copy the user profile too. Sysprep ,as you know, is a microsoft utility to automate the installation process. Hence it reduces the work of system administrator when used with ghost while deploying the master image to large number of computers. Ghost has a user friendly sysprep answer file where the user needs to just fill in the required fields. And this works fine with the XP answer file. But in case of WIN 7 answer file, you will have to fill all the fields with data even if they look irrelevant...

Randall Newnham | 22 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

I have seen an issue with Ghosting the Dell Vostro 430 machine where it fails and (in the console) refers to the storage driver. This model does not use the more common Intel ICH9/10, but instead used the Intel Series 5 chipset. Here is a link to these drivers:

Add them according to these directions as a Vista driver (as required by WinPE):

Why does Symantec Ghost need drivers for Windows Vista when imaging some other operating system?...
Randall Newnham | 19 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

I have noticed that there are issues with cloning the Toshiba A500 series laptop. The cause is that it has a different storage controller, the Intel Series 5. I expect more laptops are going to be using this in the future, and this would be a good driver to add to your Windows PE build. The driver itself is a bit hard to locate; the only download I was able to find was in a larger package containing a large number of other drivers. Here it is: 
Please note that this is a Windows Vista driver, as required by Windows PE. Make sure that when you add it, the Vista box is checked. Here are instructions:
How to add drivers to DeployAnywhere or WinPE.
akukalle | 07 Mar 2010 | 5 comments


I have used Ghost Solution Suite since 2006. It's great and simple tool (thank you Symantec). But i haven't never heard that somebody in Finland uses GSS. If ghost is in use they use only ghost cast server tool. Basically that is waste of money because GSS have many features. So i have made basic manual (in Finnish) how to use GSS in active directory environment. Enjoy

jmetzger2 | 28 Jan 2010 | 3 comments

Thank you to all of those who have joined the Altiris Cincinnati User Group.  Please pass the information onto your team members and anyone else in the Cincinnati/Dayton/Northern Kentucky area.  We would love to see this group grow and be able to host an event here in Cincinnati.  Look forward to meeting all of those who use this fantastic product.

Randall Newnham | 27 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

I encountered this particular error recently and I wanted to share it. I had a customer who was a creating a PXE boot image through the Ghost Boot Wizard (version He was previously able to create a boot image, but after adding a driver to the Windows PE build, he was no longer able to do this. The issue was that the name of the boot package overlapped with the name of the default Windows image file for our build of Windows PE (boot.wim). This is an issue because while making the boot image, we must mount and open both the default Windows Image file for Windows PE and the boot image being created, and two with the same same will conflict. This likely doesn't happen before adding drivers because of order of operations for the creation, but that is just speculation on my part.

This issue can be resolved by naming your boot image anything other than 'boot'.

Thank you,


yogeshsadhu | 06 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Good news for you all!

GSS 2.5.1 is now avaliable for Live Update !

This update supports for two new operating systems Win7 and 2k8 R2.

In addition to Live update 5 , this release is also made available as media ship.

Go ahead and do the Live update for new Ghost Solution.

Please share your experience with win7 and 2k8 R2 imaigng.

The product version will be