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Deploying Os Over The Network


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#1 yethPC

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:11 AM

Would it be possible that some pcs over the network can have OS after installing on only one workstation?is it true that it is not necessary to have cd drive in each computer just to install an OS?

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:49 AM

if your computers have the same specs you can place an OS in one pc and use cloning tool like Acronis True Image to clone it on all other hard disks. you can do this by manually slaving the blank HD to the one which have OS and start the Cloning Program. I use Acronis True Image, it's good.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:32 AM

http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/ad...alinstall.shtml

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=i...+XP+via+network

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:50 PM

It should be noted that you still have to have a separate license for each machine
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:16 AM

It should be noted that you still have to have a separate license for each machine
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meaning "cloning " is illegal?

What dou you mean by system?exactly the same processor ,mobo,amt of ram...?If PCs are not the same , cant I use that software?Tnx

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:24 AM

Read the Microsoft EULAs for your operating system, available to all at the Microsoft.com website.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:35 PM

Prepping systems for an OS install over the network is a complicated process. Having a bunch of identical machines simplifies it some, but it can be done with different makes/models of systems also. But that's why IT Pro's get paid the big bucks - to work through things like this. For me, it's easier just to do one at a time.

As for licensing, there are special licensing schemes available for people who buy multiple copies of the OS - it all depends on how big of a purchase you're willing to make. Here's a link to the Volume Licensing home page: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/default.mspx
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