Hi again folks,
I have been trying so hard to create a bootable ISO with the LANDesk agent (and remote control) on it. According to my testing, product advertising, and just a general HUNCH, I beleive with vPRO machines and utilizing IDE-R (serial over LAN) I can reboot a PC and watch it go through the whole boot cycle (BIOS) then when it switches to GUI, it will automatically pick up the GUI via remote control but the agent must be installed.
I am not dreaming, trust me, this'll work! Same principle as if I did a vPro reboot and rebooted from the client's own hard drive, I can do the same thing from a redirect to an ISO. It works great actually for an ISO like Hiren's boot CD which is all DOS/ANSI/ASCII based, but as soon as I opt for a GUI choice, the LD remote control window loses it.
This is probably more of a question for a BartPE, Reatogo, WinPE, Emergency 911, et. al. forum, but this is a VERY useful feature - if I can get it to work.
Imaging booting a remotely located PC (Let's say 500 miles away to make it worth while) to an ISO on your hard drive, ERD Commander for instance, so you can see, manipulate, modify and/or repair anything on the local drive (500 miles away, and it wont boot). You can use ERD commander just as you would while sitting at the PC.
Problem is... I needa' get that dang agent w/remote control installed and configured on a PE image! Yes, I can do it with the ldvpe.img but there is nothing but a start button and command prompt.
OK, I'm done.. Sorry folks, I've been spending ALL day creating ISO's and what a defrag I'll need tomorrow!