PC Setup

Everything you will need for Ghosting is on the Casper Laptop Server.

1. To ghost, set the NIC at then start the DHCP server from the desktop icon (with the NIC connected to a hub or switch!) Or if you are ghosting "one to one" use a cross over cable and go NIC to NIC.
2. Open the Ghost Server interface and type in "BHS" in the session field.
3. Select the Ghost Image that is appropriate for the PC you are re-imaging.
4. check LOAD TO CLIENTS and click ACCEPT CLIENTS to start the Server.
5. Then use a Network Boot Disk to start the target PC.
6. If you have a successful boot, then select "L" to load the OS on the client.
7. After the Ghosting process is complete, then you should be back at the A:\ prompt on the client.
8. Remove the Floppy Disk and type "ctrl+alt+del" to restart.

To Re-image from CD Image.

1.Use the Disks marked as Boot One and Boot Two.Start using One and then exchange it for the Boot two disk.
2. Type the full path of the Ghost.exe command at the prompt. "ghost\ghost.exe"
3. Use the menu navigation to set it to DISK FROM IMAGE
4. You will have to tab around to the navigation window/box to find the CD image, which is the letter R:
5. When the Ghost program is finished with the disk it will ask for the second disk and then the next till it's done.
6. When it is finished, it will reboot to A:\ . Remove Boot Disk Two and ctrl+alt+del to restart etc.

Most of the installation programs for individual applications are on the Casper server, or in jstinnett G:\ drive (Admin)
The master disks are in the grey filing cabinet.
Use these disks to make copies only, then use the copied disks to install from.
The yellow binder contains the cd keys and serial numbers for the applications.


PC preparation for deployment

Most of the "Ready to Install PCs" in the "Ready to go Stack" still need to have their Virus defs updated , as well as any Windows Updates.
If you enable Automatic Updates as well as download and install the latest, greatest patches, that should take care of most Windows OS issues.
Check the F-Prot settings for the correct configuration, Microsoft Anti Virus installed and configured, and please remember to re-name any replacement PC with the naming convention "initial+lastname" as the local account. depending on the amount of local access, add this account and grant membership to Power Users Group or less. (use common sense)

1.rename client, set workgroup membership

2.update windows OS at

3.Update Novell Client if necessary

4.Enable Group Policy where appropriate

5.Check user's needs for applications

6. Instruct user on saving files to network, copy email folders to shared drive etc.

7. Enable Automatic Updates to install without interrupting user between 8 am and 300 pm ( Except lab PCs where All Updates should be applied then turned off to save bandwidth)

8. Instruct user on proper login to Novell and Windows Workstation (important!)

9. Label old PC to be "saved" for 10 days , just in case.

10. Double check hardware/peripherals for functionality. This includes printers, ATI connections etc, scanners etc.

11. Map "My Documents" to G:\ drive and instruct users on how this might be different from their previous setup.


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