I'm reading the K2000 Admin guide and it says to install Media Manager, load the OS DVD in the drive, fill out the info on the Media Manager, then point the Path to the CD/DVD drive and upload the image. Will this upload all the changes I've made to the pc? Such as desktop, redistry edits, installed software, etc? Will I need to run sysprep on the pc before doing this or how will it prompt for a new computer name and how will each pc have their on SID?
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If you want to upload an "image", you need to seal it and somehow get that converted to a CD/DVD.

What the Media Manager does is take whatever you have in the CD/DVD drive and upload that as an ISO for use in Scripted Installations. It has absolutely nothing to do with the machine you are running Media Manager on - it is only creating an ISO from the disc in the CD/DVD drive.
Answered 01/31/2011 by: airwolf
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To upload an image for the purpose of deploying to other machines, you'll need to
  1. boot into the deployment client (PXE Boot the machines into your deployment and recovery environment)
  2. Then choose Capture/deploy an image,
  3. then choose Capture and define the disks/partitions to capture.
  4. Once the upload completes youcan deploy the image using the same manual process, or by configuring boot actions.

Do not attempt to use media manager to upload ananything to be used as a system image.
Answered 01/31/2011 by: cblake
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cblake, thanks for the info. Where would I do the Answer file? I'm assuming I still need to run Setup Manager to create one right? Then run Sysprep on the pc and when it turns off, boot it back up into the boot environment?
Answered 01/31/2011 by: jmcelvoy
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298491
Answered 01/31/2011 by: dyehardfan
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When it comes to system images the process is no different than other imaging tools like Ghost, Altiris, etc.; Create your master machine, sysprep, and then capture; then deploy to similar hardware. As for sysprep details I also defer to Microsoft's docs. We've done Kontinuing Education session on that, but Microsoft provides the tools so their docs are king I think.

Long term, I'd really suggest exploring scripted installs if that's an option. Much more flexible, faster to build on the fly, and ultimately less work once you populate the library with your pre/post install tasks.
Answered 01/31/2011 by: cblake
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I hope to ultimately have that library populated so I can get around to the less work part [:)]

I love the scripted install option, especially with plain ole WinXP. We couldn't do it on our Tablets as the Tablet Edition XP wasn't available in a VL edition, or so I was informed, and did all of those with Sysprepped images. Now that we're moving to Win7 it's all Scripted. MUCH easier, as Christopher said, to stay flexible and agile with your options. Plus it takes a ton less room on your KBox than all those individual images.


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When it comes to system images the process is no different than other imaging tools like Ghost, Altiris, etc.; Create your master machine, sysprep, and then capture; then deploy to similar hardware. As for sysprep details I also defer to Microsoft's docs. We've done Kontinuing Education session on that, but Microsoft provides the tools so their docs are king I think.

Long term, I'd really suggest exploring scripted installs if that's an option. Much more flexible, faster to build on the fly, and ultimately less work once you populate the library with your pre/post install tasks.
Answered 01/31/2011 by: dyehardfan
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 KACE can't compare to Ghost. Ghost was so intuaitive, KACE not at all....
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