Need to find out the best way to do this. I'm new to this and I'm not sure what would be best or easiest. I haven't been able to find out any info on how to do this, the way we want to do it or if its even possible.

Need to deploy new OS image to 400 workstations. Each workstation must have an assigned (static) IP address and it can't be random. Each workstation much have an assigned Hostname and it cannot be random.

Cannot use DHCP.
No boot floppies

Would like to be able to use MAC address on workstation NIC and assign an IP address as well as assign a hostname to that MAC address. We do not want any intervention from user.

Ideally what we want to happen is - workstation is booted up, OS is loaded without any intervention from user, workstation boots up and if possible, workstation is added to domain (active directories).
Can this be done with "Symantec_Ghost_Solution_Suite_1.1 "

If this isn't possible what other options do I have that may come close?
Thanks for the help and/or advice
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can you use dhcp to get the machine up and runing?
Answered 04/24/2007 by: Tone
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A DHCP server probably can be temporarily used but because of security reasons we have to have a certain IP/hostname for each workstation. we cannot allow a dhcp server to randomly assign IP addresses to a workstation.

Normally I have our people bring over a pc and I load a standard image on it and it takes me about 10 mins to do each workstation. The 10 mins is from coping image over and to assigning IP address and Hostname and adding it to the domain.

Images were created with Drive Image and Ghost. so one has PQI extension and the other is GHO
Answered 04/25/2007 by: greenpus
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