which is the best cloning software?



-keevill-
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Is Norton ghost the software of choice for rolling out the Windows XP
machines? I have recently had some problems when trying to clone machines
with differing hardware. I have been using sysprep 2 which gives me a
failure error before completing. "Sysprep has been unable to update the
registry " or something like this. Sometimes the ghost image works on a
machine and sometimes it doesn't. Is Drive image likely to be any better?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
The Microsoft Policy Concerning Disk Duplication of Windows XP Installations
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314828&Product=winxp

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"-keevill-" wrote:

| Is Norton ghost the software of choice for rolling out the Windows XP
| machines? I have recently had some problems when trying to clone machines
| with differing hardware. I have been using sysprep 2 which gives me a
| failure error before completing. "Sysprep has been unable to update the
| registry " or something like this. Sometimes the ghost image works on a
| machine and sometimes it doesn't. Is Drive image likely to be any better?

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
"-keevill-" <keevilluss@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is Norton ghost the software of choice for rolling out the Windows XP
> machines? I have recently had some problems when trying to clone machines
> with differing hardware. I have been using sysprep 2 which gives me a
> failure error before completing. "Sysprep has been unable to update the
> registry " or something like this. Sometimes the ghost image works on a
> machine and sometimes it doesn't. Is Drive image likely to be any better?

Before you go any further you need to resolve your basic problems.
If SYSPREP is reporting errors then you will simply compound these in your
attempts to "clone" machines.
You must use SYSPREP as part of the duplication process. Fix your image
first then evaluate the additional duplication software.

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"-keevill-" <keevilluss@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%232%23nV2zXFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Is Norton ghost the software of choice for rolling out the Windows XP
> machines? I have recently had some problems when trying to clone machines
> with differing hardware. I have been using sysprep 2 which gives me a
> failure error before completing. "Sysprep has been unable to update the
> registry " or something like this. Sometimes the ghost image works on a
> machine and sometimes it doesn't. Is Drive image likely to be any better?
>

Brett Moar
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I Would Reccomend True Image Over Norton Ghost But Is My Reccomendation Only
As I Use True Image,They Have A Demo You Can Download At > > >
http://www.acronis.com (True Image)


"Mike Brannigan [MSFT]" <mikebran@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> "-keevill-" <keevilluss@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%232%23nV2zXFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Is Norton ghost the software of choice for rolling out the Windows XP
>> machines? I have recently had some problems when trying to clone
>> machines with differing hardware. I have been using sysprep 2 which
>> gives me a failure error before completing. "Sysprep has been unable to
>> update the registry " or something like this. Sometimes the ghost image
>> works on a machine and sometimes it doesn't. Is Drive image likely to be
>> any better?
>
> Before you go any further you need to resolve your basic problems.
> If SYSPREP is reporting errors then you will simply compound these in your
> attempts to "clone" machines.
> You must use SYSPREP as part of the duplication process. Fix your image
> first then evaluate the additional duplication software.
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
> --
> Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights
>
> Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
> newsgroups
>
> "-keevill-" <keevilluss@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%232%23nV2zXFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Is Norton ghost the software of choice for rolling out the Windows XP
>> machines? I have recently had some problems when trying to clone
>> machines with differing hardware. I have been using sysprep 2 which
>> gives me a failure error before completing. "Sysprep has been unable to
>> update the registry " or something like this. Sometimes the ghost image
>> works on a machine and sometimes it doesn't. Is Drive image likely to be
>> any better?
>>
>
>


which is the best cloning software?