Bare Metal Imaging with SCCM 2007

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I’ve been imaging desktop computers since way before Ghost was a Symantec program.  I’ve used Ghost, Altiris, and Zenworks imaging, so I have a fairly good idea of how the entire imaging process plays out. I’ve recently been thrown into a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 deployment, which includes imaging.  One thing I think is […]

My unattended Windows XP deployment methods

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I frequently need to create ‘base’ images for new computer models my organizations acquire. Until recently, the process was always the same: Install Windows XP Enter information, such as license key, at all prompts during the setup process Apply Windows XP SP2 (my volume license media was only SP1) Install Microsoft Update client Download all […]

Howto: Bend over backwards to image a Dell Optiplex 745 using Zenworks

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One of my clients uses Zenworks for Desktops 7.1 as their PC imaging platform. Recently, I was assigned the job of creating a Windows image for their brand new Dell Optiplex 745 PCs.   I’ve used Zenworks since version 3, and I’ve always felt their imaging software was one of the suite’s strengths.  But no matter what I tried, […]