I have a PC running Windows 2000 on it. The server has two physical drives in it. Here is what I want to do. I want to build a generic install of 2000 with nothing else on it, and create an image of this and store in on the second physical drive. I am using this server as a test lab and will be installing many different things on it and will frequently need to revert back to the original install.

Here is what I want to do with a script. I saw this in a lab once.

The PC boots up and before it loads windows it gives you a menu, for example:

Press 1 to continue booting normally
Press 2 to install default image

As noted above, the user could either let the computer boot normally by either selecting that option or waiting for the set timer to expire, or they could invoke the PC to retrieve the stored original image from the second drive and automatically ghost it down. This abilty comes in great to be able to quickly revert back to the original base install. Can anyone help me get started on this? I have no idea how to write this script. Note, it was not done manually by booting to a floppy. This script menu was loaded on the hard drive, but I have no idea how to do it. Please help.
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I believe you will find more information about these type scripts in the DOS server section of the Symantec Enterprise manual. Also, to setup what you've discribed, you would also have to have your saved image drive accessible when the script is run, and, I guess become not accessible after the boot drive has been reimaged.
e.g. utilizing gdisk, your batch file would begin with something like this:
gdisk 2 /-hide /p:1
ghost (script from DOS manual specifying the original image as origination and boot drive as destination drive)
gdisk 2 /hide /p:1
reboot
Answered 02/18/2005 by: roysmith123
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