We have installed Ghost 8.0 Corporate Edition on our Windows 2003 Server and installed the client software on several networked computers running Windows 2000. The Ghost program can see the remote computer to install the client software and we get the "Installation Successful" window. But, the Ghost console will not see the remote computer after the install as a client machine. The remote computer does have 3 NICs installed and we did disable the two not connected to the network then removed them. After which we reinstalled the client software only to be back at square one, no client on the Ghost console. We are loading the client software from the server, not from the CD in the remote computer. All Win2000 machines have NetBIOS installed.

Update: October 28, 2004
Well, it's official, I'm out of a job. After months of me convincing my bosses that Symantec Ghost Corp. 8.0 was “THE” program to use with our limited budget. My upper management was not happy after weeks of no progress no matter what we tried. We had a short time line for getting all of the computers imaged and demonstrating to our customer we were not just wasting their money, and we blew it.
I guess I can always go back to selling used cars.

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Joe, I'm sorry to hear about your loss of a job. I just joined this board, so I will answer your question anyway.

I have found that the only way to get the console to see the client is to input the name of the workstation/server running the Ghost console during the installation process. Otherwise no go.
Answered 10/30/2004 by: mikec
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Wow, this f*cking sucks but I just joined because I am facing a somewhat similar situation where I convince clients that this is "the way to go" but SP2 jacked Ghost bad. Pre-SP2 the Ghost console could install and see all clients AFTERWARDS but now with SP2 you can install REMOTELY but the Console will NEVER see the clients.

I made the program exclusion, I opened up the ports in the Advanced tab, but I found the ONLY way to have the Console see the clients is to have SOMEONE log into Windows after bootup. For example, using TweakXP you can AUTOLOGON with your admin account and you will then see the clients. So it looks like the firewall AUTO BLOCKS ALL until someone logs in and then it applies the exclusions, I guess...

Has anyone figured out the CORRECT way to have the Console see the Clients? Do you have to MANUALLY INSTALL the Client Program and DIRECT IT to the Console/Server? I guess I will try this and REPORT but anyone else READIN THIS?
Answered 09/07/2005 by: DonChino
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