Hi

The college which I work at recently purchased ghost 8.2 enterprise edition. Since 98 % of the pc's we have in house are pxe compliant obviously we want to take advantage of the network pxe boot so we don't have to visit each station with a cd or boot disk.

Is there a way to use pxe boot inconjunction with the ghost console ?
if someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

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SPEND ABOUT 6.0 ON NORTON GHOST 9.0 YOU DONT NEED ANY PXE,SYSPREP, DOS DRIVERS. ETC.

Answered 04/20/2005 by: GYMARINES
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here is my autoexec.bat:
@echo off
SET TZ=GHO+05:00
prompt $p$g
\net\Undipd.com 0x60
MOUSE.COM
echo Loading...
CD GHOST
GHOST.EXE -ja=ROLLOUT -sure
  looks like you didn't add switchs in network boot image, so the client don't know what's the session name to requst.

Answered 04/05/2005 by: jimmyjiang
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Here's a link to Symantec's site for using RIS to deploy images:  Symantec Support Page

Answered 03/11/2005 by: cavymeister
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has anyone gotten ghost console to actually connect using pxe?, and start the push from the server?

Answered 03/07/2005 by: clivebuckwheat
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I am using the pxe server in the deployment centre that came with ghost suite 8.2

the autoexec.bat that is created is

@echo off
SET TZ=GHO+05:00
prompt Type ghreboot to attempt to return to Windows $_$P$G
\net\netbind.com
MOUSE.COM
set path=c:\ghost;\ghost;c:;\
echo Loading...
CD GHOST
NGCTDOS.EXE "test"

but when i execute the task in console, it wakes up the computer, it reboots the computer, pulls down the boot image from the pxe server, but it never connects to console, and the task in ghost console eventually fails

Answered 02/23/2005 by: clivebuckwheat
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Yes, if you have a PXE server, the last option (TCP/IP Network Ghost Client Boot Image) in the Ghost Boot Wizard makes a PXE boot disk image that connects to the Ghost Console.  However, since Ghost 8.2 doesn't come with a PXE server, you have to find another one.  Since I don't have one, I haven't been able to test it, either.

What do you plan to do for a PXE server?

Answered 02/23/2005 by: pybu
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i want to use pxe to connect to ghost console, not a straight ghostcast session?. Is that possible. Ris is not an option for us either

Answered 02/22/2005 by: clivebuckwheat
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I'm in the same boat.  From what I understand, Ghost 8.0 came with a PXE server: 3Com DynamicAccess Boot Services.  But, that was discontinued by 3Com, so it was not included with Ghost 8.2.  In this PDF, it says something about another product, so I may download the trial and see if that works well.  But, there's another $300 I don't want to spend.

So, we've been trying other things.  We have a PXE server that came with PowerQuest, but since that was purchased by Symantec, we've been trying to go away from it (hence, the Ghost purchase).  That PXE server is proprietary to PowerQuest, however, and we haven't been able to get that to work with Ghost thus far.

One option that is not available to us, but may be to you, is Windows RIS - Remote Installation Services.  If I'm reading the KB correctly, it requires that the PXE server machine be a primary domain controller.  That is not an option for us, so...back to the drawing board.  Ghost with RIS

If you're unfamiliar with PXE altogether, here is a Symantec KB that goes over it all pretty well.  If you can get PXE working, you can make a virtual boot disk that will allow a computer to connect to a GhostCast session.

Let me know if you make any progress, and I'll do the same.  Thanks!

Answered 02/21/2005 by: pybu
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