We are looking at finally starting to use the OS deployment features of landesk.
We are in a position where ideally we would prefer to use ghost as the imaging tool, in order for our suppliers to still be able to supply us with machines pre-imaged to our specs when ordering in bulk, so we can supply them with a DVD of the image file they can then load onto the devices for us. I won't go into the logistics of why we sometimes have to do this but let's say time restraints when opening new premesis are often cut fine.
We were using Ghost 2003 until recently when it started having trouble detecting newer SATA drives, and in order to quickly get a turnaround of this new model machine we ended up having to use clonezilla which our supplier reluctantly used but will now charge us more for if we have to use this method again in the future.
I have read in the docs that Landesk can support ghost upto version 7.5? Which as far as I am aware is older than 2003???
I'm concerned we'll come across the problems we had before where it will start to not recognise newer technologies in the machines. Has anyone had any problems with this?
If it helps we will probably go down the Linux route for the pre boot environment in order to make savings on the licensing front so we can remain compatible with our supplier (although doing more research indicates we'd probably need to use with WinPE and use the ghost32.exe which probably answers most of my questions above????) We are using Landesk 9.
Also does anyone know the required license needed for using ghost in this manner with landesk? Is 7.5 even still obtainable?