Symantec has been 100% useless. Their manual contradicts itself and the website. I just got Ghost CE and have been completely unsuccessful at creating an image. I wish to never visit the computer lab upstairs, but will settle for a working image. Could someone run through the basic steps? I've installed the Ghost Console on the main machine and the CLient Console on another. The main console doesn't see the other. If I can just get the two to communicate, I can get the others, I'm quite confident. But, since the Console doesn't see any others, I can't pull an image from that machine. If anyone knows of a good tutorial please let me know. If you can write one up, it would be great.

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Dan J.
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How are you installing the client? There are two ways: from CD or from the Console. If you're installing from CD, you will be prompted for the name of the Console machine.

What errors are you seeing?
Answered 10/17/2004 by: JoeW
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Welcome to the Ghost Haters Club Dan. We have the same problem of the Console not seeing the Client. (See my posting from 9/30.) We loaded the Client from the CD and from the Console and no matter how we do it the Console will not see the Client. The manual is of no help and the Symantec web site is even more useless. Plenty of people seem to have read my posting but no one has posted any suggestions.

Good Luck

Joe V.
Answered 10/18/2004 by: JoeVrat
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Well, I've never had such a problem, so wouldn't know what to suggest.

Have you ever had it working? How about on a machine that only has 1 NIC?
Answered 10/18/2004 by: JoeW
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Yes, the computer with only one NIC is recignized by the Console. But that computer is in the next room. The computer we need to get this working on is located 20 miles off shore and we have to fly out there if we want to image the drive.
Answered 10/18/2004 by: JoeVrat
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I can give a small update as I have this working for our basic immeidate needs. Symantec is useless and they misword EVERYTHING! They just want you to pay for their $1,900 training. We should write a manual and sell it at $500 a pop. But, that would take us understanding this. . .

Anyway. So far, I am able to install the client and make it work ONLY if I install from the Ghost Console. GOing to the machine has panned out to nothing so far. Also, I don't have the machines on a domain, just in a workgroup. The manual seems to go back and forth on this saying it has to be in a workgroup to get started but later that it can automatically take them out of the domain. blah blah. I've not worked with the configurations or any other good options and have to still learn that.

Maybe someday they will rewrite the program to be useful. Maybe call the command to create an image container "create" or "save" instead of "open." Give me a break!

Anyway, hope that helps. (BTW, I"ve used it on Win 2000 and XP both pro.)
Answered 10/21/2004 by: beengone
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Boys, boys. How many clients do you run? Which version of GHOST? Ghost 6,7,8,9.
The main purpose of Ghost ist booting from a DOS disk or CDROM or via a PXE Boot DHCP/PROXY server 8Nothing to do with internet proxy server) then connect a network drive to a server. Finally start ghost and dump or pull a image from a client. The manuall for the DOS options contians everything. Take a closer look at the product and you will find it simply a perfect product.
Answered 10/21/2004 by: swiss
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When you are installing the Ghost client software, it will ask you to input the name of the ghost console system. Otherwise, when I don't input the name of the console system the workstation is never seen by the console.

One more thing, a little known secret with Ghost, if you want to see if the workstation is talking to the console, (on the workstation) hold down the Ctrl Key, and move your mouse to the upper left hand screen, in a few seconds you will see the Ghost icon pop up in the system tray. Click on show debug console. You will then see if there is communication with the Ghost Console computer. (note: it takes a few seconds to report the comm with the console, so give it about 30 seconds)
HTH
Answered 10/30/2004 by: mikec
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MAKE AN EFFORT TO BUY NORTON 9.0. AND DONT USE THE NORTON 2003 ITS USELESS.
THE 9.0 GHOST YOU CAN USE TO BOOT FROM CHANGE SETTINGS ETC.

I AM DEALING WITH ONE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT 8.2 AND ONE THAT 9.0. WOW A BIG DIFFRENCE. TRUST ME
Answered 04/20/2005 by: GYMARINES
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GET THE GHOST NORTON 9.0 AND IF YOU KNOW HOW TO MAP YOU CAN IMAGE YOUR COMPUTER WITHOUT TURNING IT OFF.
Answered 04/20/2005 by: GYMARINES
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We have a similar problem here. The only way we have gotten the Ghost console working was to have WINS running on our network. We implemented WINS specifically for this purpose, but then the network guy decided that WINS wasn't necessary - so out of luck again.

One thing you might be able do to get around this is to have somebody at the remote site boot from a network Ghost Boot Disk. Have that person specify the IP address of the ghost server when prompted and have it set to deploy using Directed Broadcast instead of multicast. Don't actually use the console here, because that would be useless, set up the task directly in GhostCast Server. Also, you may have to specify the switch "-jaddr=server IP address"
Or like I said - WINS makes it all work nicely here.

By the way - we have a Windows 2000 network using Ghost 8.0
Answered 05/17/2005 by: Dr. Soup
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