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November 5, 2009 at 9:41 am #5444
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
increase the size of the ram-drive,
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.
NickNovember 5, 2009 at 9:57 am #16907
Check out this doc http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=visit&lid=39
Sure it will help you.
CGNovember 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm #16911
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 ThanksNovember 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm #16913
Yes, WDM is the key tool to image the units. Install it on a central server and give it a try. It’s free.
CGNovember 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm #16915
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.
NickNovember 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm #16918
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.
CGNovember 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm #16920
Is this the software in question?
I’m not sure if I’m looking at the right thing ’cause it doesn’t seem to be free?
ThanksNovember 5, 2009 at 7:31 pm #16921
It is free and yes, that’s the SW.
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