X90L and Imaging

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    nickhopkins
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    Hi there,

    Apologies if this is in the wrong place, but I couldn’t see a board relating to the X90L Wyse laptops?

    I’ve got quite a few of the above to set up, my usual procedure is to:
    log in as admin
    turn off write-filter
    restart,
    increase the size of the ram-drive,
    restart,
    change regional settings, date/time,
    remove something from the start-up folder,
    create a citrix connection and copy a shortcut of it in to the all users desktop folder, install some software relating to a 3G air-card,
    upgrade wireless cards driver.

    I’ve seen various threads on ‘imaging’, but not sure if it really relates to me and my issue or not? I’m wondering if I can set-up one laptop in full as above, then somehow make an image of it and copy it on to the others to stream-line the setting up of all these laptops?

    Any help or guidance would be very much appreciated.

    Nick

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    nickhopkins
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    Hi CG,

    That looks pretty close to the money and really useful. I just have a question or two, I think I’m missing some understanding of the overall procedure.

    How exactly is the image passed from the master device to the new devices? What’s the ‘connection’? I ‘ve worked through the PDF and got to page 9 ‘Pullig and pushing the image’ but am a bit lost.

    Should this ‘WDM Update Manager’ be installed on a central server or something, and it’s this that pushes the image of the master, out to the new devices? ❓

    Many Thanks

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    ConfGen
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    Yes, WDM is the key tool to image the units. Install it on a central server and give it a try. It’s free.

    CG

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    nickhopkins
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    Ah right, that’s starting to make more sense then.

    And just to be a nuisense, does it have to be a server in the traditional sense of the word, or could it just be a workstation on the domain with admin rights?

    Also, is it software I download from Wyse’s website? ❓

    Thanks for your continued help.

    Nick

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    ConfGen
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    I can be a Windows XP workstation if you like but I would always recommend a server OS.
    WDM can be downloaded on the Wyse website.

    CG

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    Is this the software in question?

    http://www.wyse.com/products/software/devicemanager/index.asp

    I’m not sure if I’m looking at the right thing ’cause it doesn’t seem to be free?

    Thanks

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    It is free and yes, that’s the SW.

    CG

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