Guys.

Is it possible to use RIS to push out images that were made from Symantec Ghost?


Been hunting around for an answer and cant find it.

Thanks in advance

Craig
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No, RIS does not push out an image, it just does a regular silent install over the network using the install files. What you can do is if you want to make a standard image, then you can use the GUIRUNONCE section in the sif file to facilitate software installs to happen automatically. Simillar instructions can be found here as to how to use the GUIRUNONCE section.
http://itninja.com/blog/view/autoexnt2
Answered 11/01/2004 by: cdupuis
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Yes and no. Default functionality of RIS is to facilitate the remote installation of Windows workstation OS's, so no, by default it doesn’t do this. However, you can enable the Tools menu in RIS and post an image of a ghost boot disk, which worked quite well with Windows 2000 RIS and Ghost 6 (I used this method to image PCs when I was a lab admin).
Answered 11/10/2004 by: Bucky
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ORIGINAL: Bucky

Yes and no. Default functionality of RIS is to facilitate the remote installation of Windows workstation OS's, so no, by default it doesn’t do this. However, you can enable the Tools menu in RIS and post an image of a ghost boot disk, which worked quite well with Windows 2000 RIS and Ghost 6 (I used this method to image PCs when I was a lab admin).


I'd like to know how to do what you mention, do you have any links please?

THanks.
Answered 11/30/2004 by: Pseudopath
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Yes - I do it!

Ghost Corporate Edition allows you to create SIF files for your RIS server. You can then use RISME (RIS Menu Editor) to create a RIS menu system to download a virtual floppy image (up to 16mb) to the client PC. This is effectively a PXE floppy boot allowing you to obtain a ghost image from a Ghost server.

If you wanted to use regular ghost i.e. without the Ghost server you would have to have a full IP stack and map to a network resource containing your ghost images – again the RISME software can help with creating a virtual floppy disk, you just add your Nic drivers.

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Answered 12/16/2004 by: ST170SP1
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where should we be looking to create SIF files in Ghost????
Answered 01/06/2005 by: letmein
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Hi,

When Ghost Enterprise is installed on a Windows 200x server with RIS services running a new entry appears within the “Create Boot Disk Wizard” using this entry will result in the creation of a SIF file.

Check out Document ID:2000042011340125 on the Symantec KB (Using RIS with Ghost)

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JamesT
Answered 01/07/2005 by: ST170SP1
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