Imaging Vs. Scripting

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Mikeyc, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Mikeyc

    Mikeyc Guest

    I am looking to build 150 2k3 servers that will get rebuilt on a weekly

    Has anyone had experience using an imaging product like Drive Image Pro, or
    Ghost or done any serious work with scripting and 2k3?

    Mikeyc, Aug 26, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. Mikeyc

    Jeff Cochran Guest

    Ugh. Test environment I assume?
    If the systems are identical, or nearly, Drive Image Pro works fine.
    If yoiu have a large mix of hardware and need differing configs on
    systems, scripting it through RIS or other means may be better.

    Jeff Cochran, Aug 27, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  3. Mikeyc

    Mikeyc Guest

    I would love to hear more about this - Someone else was telling me that PE
    boot was the way to go also.

    I got my hands on the APF - Autopurposing Framework from Microsoft. Is this
    the same product?

    Mikeyc, Aug 27, 2003
  4. You can get some more technical details about Automated Deployment Services
    It'll include image capture and deployment tools, plus a PXE server for
    remote deployment to one or more servers (optionally using multicast).

    It will be available for free download very shortly.

    Paul Sutton [MSFT], Aug 28, 2003
  5. ADS is not the same as APF. ADS is a feature of Windows Server 2003
    available to anyone, while APF is available via a consulting engagement.
    Technically, ADS provides the image deployment capabilities; APF also
    provides application-specific deployment. There is no reason why you cannot
    use ADS as the OS deployment technology within an APF environment.

    Paul Sutton [MSFT], Aug 28, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.