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Can you use one image to restore multiple computer?

I am not sure which community this should go in but, I am trying to set up an image for a computer training room that will be used on 10-15 different computers.  My question is, am I able to just make one image, then push that image to the computers?  The only thing that I can think of that would not allow this is the fact that the other computers would then be using the same windows key.  Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

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...the Microsoft article

...the Microsoft article below explains SYSPREP...

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577

 

Basically it changes the SID on the computer to prevent any issues with Active Directory, and allows you to change the name etc.

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For starters see this MS

For starters see this MS article.

Desktop Image Management: Build a Better Desktop Image

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff721826.aspx

Can you tell us what Symantec product you are using? I can then move this thread over to the correct forum.

...if the hardware is the

...if the hardware is the same, then no hassles. But you'd need to run SYSPREP on each PC in order to change the SID and name to avoid clashes.

I am using Norton Ghost

I am using Norton Ghost 11.5.1.2266.

When you run SYSPREP does

When you run SYSPREP does that copy the Windows key and then applies it when you run the clone?

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...the Microsoft article

...the Microsoft article below explains SYSPREP...

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577

 

Basically it changes the SID on the computer to prevent any issues with Active Directory, and allows you to change the name etc.

View solution in original post